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But these "direct" Greek calculations of many particular areas and volumes by
circumscribed and inscribed approximating figures, when compared with the
procedures of the integral calculus proper, are rather awkward and tedious.
Medieval architects first used arithmetical modules based on the measurements
of areas in the cathedral plan and, in the Gothic period, changed to a geometric
system that employed chiefly the equilateral triangle and the square, figures that
Figure 29: Nave, Church of St. Michael, Hildesheim, W.Ger., c. 1001-33. Marburg
— Art Resource/EB Inc middle part is supported by masts, or vertical posts, on its
periphery; the masts themselves are supported on a stout chassis the timbers of ...
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