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" gave to this operation the name of " the method of Exhaustion." As these polygons terminated by straight lines were known figures, their continual approach to the curve gave an idea of it more and more precise, and the law of continuity serving as a guide, "
Reflexions on the Metaphysical Principles of the Infinitesimal Analysis - Page 71
by Lazare Carnot - 1832 - 132 pages
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The World of Mathematics, Volume 1

James Roy Newman - Mathematics - 2000 - 768 pages
...exhausted in some measure the space comprised between these polygons and the curve, and doubtless this gave to this operation the name of “the method of...and “the law of continuity” serving as a guide, the Greeks could eventually arrive at the exact knowledge of its propefties. But it was not sufficient...
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