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ERIC Number: EJ900031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
As the Planimeter's Wheel Turns: Planimeter Proofs for Calculus Class
Leise, Tanya
College Mathematics Journal, v38 n1 p24-31 Jan 2007
Planimeters are devices that measure the area enclosed by a curve, and they come in a variety of forms. In this article, three of these, the rolling, polar, and radial planimeters, are described, and Green's theorem is used to show why they work.
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