Archimedes Quote

First then I will set out the very first theorem which became known to me by means of mechanics, namely that
Any segment of a section of a right angled cone (i. e., a parabola) is four-thirds of the triangle which has the same base and equal height,
and after this I will give each of the other theorems investigated by the same method. Then at the end of the book I will give the geometrical [proofs of the propositions]...


The Method of Mechanical Theorems

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First then I will set out the very first theorem which became known to me by means of mechanics, namely that Any segment of a section of a right...

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First then I will set out the very first theorem which became known to me by means of mechanics, namely that Any segment of a section of a right...

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First then I will set out the very first theorem which became known to me by means of mechanics, namely that Any segment of a section of a right...

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First then I will set out the very first theorem which became known to me by means of mechanics, namely that Any segment of a section of a right...