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Mathematics Colloquium: Hippocrates Quadrature of a Lune and Calculus

Mathematics Colloquium: Hippocrates Quadrature of a Lune and Calculus

Wednesday, November 06, 2013 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
STRGT 226

It is reasonably well known how Hippocrates of Chios (ca 460-ca 380 BC) found the area of a so-called "lune."  We will review this calculation but more importantly look at some of the Greek geometry background of the language used in his calculation.  We will also see how it relates to some fairly easy calculus problems.

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