Faculty Advisor

Heinricher, Arthur C.

Abstract

Though Cavalieri is well known for the Method of Indivisibles, the ideas underlying this method are generally not. We explore Cavalieri's methods with links to Euclidian theory, Messrs. Galileo and Torricelli and show how his method differs from those using infinitesimals. Finally, we recreate a classic proof using techniques borrowed from Cavalieri's method.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

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