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Unformatted text preview: their solution: planar problems can be solved using circles and straight lines, or planar loci . These are often called compass and straightedge constructions ; solid problems involve the intersection of a plane with a cone ( solid loci , or conic sections ); 1 The work of Pappus is sometimes taken to mark the end of the classical Greek tradition in mathematics. 2 Parts of this survive in a twelfthcentury copy. 117...
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This note was uploaded on 10/20/2011 for the course MAC 2311 taught by Professor All during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.
 Fall '08
 ALL
 Calculus, Conic Sections

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