method of exhaustion

The method of exhaustionMathworldPlanetmath is calculating an area by approximating it by the areas of a sequence of polygons.

For example, filling up the interior of a circle by inscribing polygons with more and more sides.

Title method of exhaustion
Canonical name MethodOfExhaustion
Date of creation 2013-03-22 13:54:46
Last modified on 2013-03-22 13:54:46
Owner vmoraru (1243)
Last modified by vmoraru (1243)
Numerical id 5
Author vmoraru (1243)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 32T35
Related topic ExhaustionByCompactSets