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" For example, by regarding a curve as a polygon, with an infinite number of sides each infinitely small, and which when produced is the tangent of the curve, it is clear that we make "
Reflexions on the Metaphysical Principles of the Infinitesimal Analysis - Page 44
by Lazare Carnot - 1832 - 132 pages
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THE PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ELEMENTS OF ...

ALBERT TAYLOR BLEDSOE, A.M., LL.D. - 1886
...as the assemblage of an infinity of right lines, each infinitely small; or (what is the same thing) as a polygon with an infinite number of sides, each infinitely small, which determine by the angles which they make with each other the curvature of the line." Now this...
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Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Volume 8

Philosophy - 1908
...the assemblage of an infinity of straight lines, each infinitely small ; or, what is the same thing, as a polygon •with an infinite number of sides, each infinitely small, which determine by the angles which they make with each other, the curvature of the lines." Here we...
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The World of Mathematics, Volume 1

James Roy Newman - Mathematics - 2000 - 768 pages
...exact results are due to a compensation of errors: the error resulting from the false supposition made, for example, by regarding a curve as a polygon with...sides each infinitely small and which when produced is a tangent of the curve, is corrected or compensated for by that which springs from the very processes...
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