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Archimedes Area Approximation for x^2

  1. Oct 18, 2007 #1
    I heard that Archimedes proved geometrically that the area under the curve of x^2 is equal to x^3/3. I was just wondering if anyone could give me a link to the proof or try and explain it.

    Thanks^^
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2007 #2
    If you can get hold of a copy, read the intro chapter to Apostol's Calculus Vol.1.
     
  4. Oct 18, 2007 #3

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  5. Oct 18, 2007 #4
    Turns out I can get a hold of that.

    Thanks guys^^
     
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