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| | **Archimedes** also gave a quite different proof of nearly the same proposition by a method using infinitesimals; that different proof is found (The present location; this place) here. |

| | He invented the field of (The branch of mechanics concerned with forces in equilibrium) statics, enunciated the law of the (A rigid bar pivoted about a fulcrum) lever, the law of (A stable situation in which forces cancel one another) equilibrium of fluids and the law of (Cheerfulness that bubbles to the surface) buoyancy. |

| | **Archimedes** did probably consider these methods not mathematically precise, and he used these methods to find at least some of the areas or volumes he sought, and then used the more traditional (additional info and facts about method of exhaustion) method of exhaustion to prove them. |

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