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Question: How did Archimedes discover the Quadrature of the parabola without the use of calculus?

minimoocha

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May 7, 2020
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Australia
How did Archimedes discover the Quadrature of the parabola without the use of calculus?

If someone could please explain, I would be eternally grateful.
 

HallsofIvy

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Jan 29, 2012
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Joppy

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Mar 17, 2016
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I recall an explanation of this in one of Apostle's Analysis books. Don't have it with me and can't remember how detailed it was, but could be useful. It's likely mentioned in any major book on calculus.

Also @HallsofIvy, Bing? :)