# Sum of Sequence of Squares/Historical Note

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## Historical Note on Sum of Sequence of Squares

The closed-form expression for the Sum of Sequence of Squares was proved by Archimedes during the course of his proofs of the volumes of various solids of revolution in his *On Conoids and Spheroids*.

It was also documented by Aryabhata the Elder in his work *Āryabhaṭīya* of $499$ CE.

## Sources

- 1992: George F. Simmons:
*Calculus Gems*... (previous) ... (next): Chapter $\text {A}.5$: Archimedes (ca. $\text {287}$ – $\text {212}$ B.C.)