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Hendrik van Heuraet sent van Schooten his rectification of the semi-cubical parabola. This was published---his only publication---in the second Latin edition of Descartes' Geometrie. This broke the spell of Aristotle's dictum that curved lines could not in principle be compared with straight lines.

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Hendrik van Heuraet
Frans van Schooten
Semicubical Parabola
Monday, January 13, 1659