The Method of Archimedes in the Seventeenth Century

  title={The Method of Archimedes in the Seventeenth Century},
  author={Andrew S. Leahy},
  journal={The American Mathematical Monthly},
  pages={267 - 272}
  • Andrew S. Leahy
  • Published 22 February 2018
  • Physics
  • The American Mathematical Monthly
Abstract In his Quadrature of the Parabola Solved by Many Methods through the New Geometry of Indivisibles, Evangelista Torricelli presented a proof of Archimedes’ quadrature formula that closely resembles Proposition I of Archimedes’ Method of Mechanical Theorems. We look at the historical precursors to this rediscovery, and compare the two proofs. 


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