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A Study of Two Classic Methods of Approximate Construction of Regular Polygons by Using Mathematica

Juan A. Aledo
Juan C. CortÚs
Fernando L. Pelayo
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Mathematica in Education and Research
Year: 2000
Volume: 9
Issue: 3-4
Page range: 12-19

The authors use Mathematica to illustrate two classic methods for the approximate construction of regular polygons: the method of Archimedes and the method of Bardin, making a comparative study of the errors of both methods. They also include an algorithm, coded in Mathematica 4.0, for the animation of both methods.

*Mathematics > Geometry > Plane Geometry
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