Archimedous tou Syrakousiou Psammites, kai Kyklou Metresis. Eutokiou Askalonitou eis Auten Hypomnema = Archimedis Syracusani Arenarius, et Dimensio Circuli. Eutocii Ascalonitæ, in hanc Commentarius

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by Archimedes

Archimedous tou Syrakousiou Psamites
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Title not held by The Wolf Law Library
at the College of William & Mary.
Author Archimedes
Published Oxonii: e Theatro Sheldoniano
Date 1676
Volumes volume set

Measurement of a Circle is a treatise that consists of three propositions by Archimedes. This is a short work consisting of three propositions. It is written in the form of a correspondence with Dositheus of Pelusium, who was a student of Conon of Samos. The treatise is only a fraction of what was a longer work. [1] This work contains a deduction of the constant ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. [2] This approximates what we now call the mathematical constant π. He found these bounds on the value of π by inscribing and circumscribing a circle with two similar 96-sided regular polygons [3]

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See also


  1. Heath, Thomas Little (1931), A Manual of Greek Mathematics, Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, p. 146, ISBN 0-486-43231-9
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.