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Circle's Quadrature

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Mathematicians of ancient Greece, according to the Pythagorean doctrine, understood determination of area of a figure as the process of geometrically constructing a square having the same area (squaring), thus the name quadrature for this process. The Greek geometers were not always successful, but they did carry out quadratures of some figures whose sides were not simply line segments, such as the lunes of Hippocrates and the quadrature of the parabola. By Greek tradition, these constructions had to be performed using only a compass and straightedge.

The quadrature of the circle with compass and straightedge was proved in the 19th century to be impossible.
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4592x3056px 9.08 MB
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SONY
Model
NEX-3
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1/60 second
Aperture
F/11.0
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Jun 18, 2016, 4:48:55 AM
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