Method of indivisibles


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a kind of calculus, formerly in use, in which lines were considered as made up of an infinite number of points; surfaces, as made up of an infinite number of lines; and volumes, as made up of an infinite number of surfaces.

See also: Indivisible

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Cavalieri's Indivisibles and Euclid's Canons" poses the question, How innovative were the creators of the method of indivisibles, by comparison with the standard of canonical Greek mathematics?
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