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Delving Deeper
Delving Deeper: Fermat’s Method of Finding Areas under Graphs

Ysbrand de Bruyn Edited by J. Kevin Colligan, Maria Fung, Dan Kalman, and Jeffrey Wanko 

March 2012, Volume 105, Issue 7, Page 550

Abstract:
How infinite geometric series can be used to calculate areas under graphs of simple power functions, a method first used by Fermat in his work on areas under graphs of parabolas.

Keywords:
Integrals
Grades 9-12
History of Mathematics
Teacher
Sequences / Series