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  • It was investigated by Galileo, who erroneously determined it to be a parabola; Jungius detected Galileo's error, but the true form was not discovered until 1691, when James Bernoulli published it as a problem in the Aeta Eruditorum.
  • - The parabola affords a simple example of the use of infinitesimals.
  • 6) be any arc of a parabola; and suppose we require the area of the figure bounded by this arc and the chord AB.
  • - Geometrical constructions of the parabola are to be found in T.
  • (6) The Quadrature of the Parabola (Tetragonismos paraboles) is a book in twenty-four propositions, containing two demonstrations that the area of any segment of a parabola is a of the triangle which has the same base as the segment and equal height.
 

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