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
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.
History of Mathematics
Sequences / Series