Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Constructing the Area of a Circle

A beautifully designed applet that walks you through finding the area of a circle by dividing it up into sectors and rearranging them to form a shape which becomes a rectangle as the number of sectors goes to infinity. I recommend using it in conjunction with Steven Strogatz's fabulous article, "Take it to the Limit". (If you like this, you might also like this applet which approaches the same problem in a slightly different way.)

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