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Kepler: The Volume of a Wine Barrel

Johannes Kepler is known for his many mathematical discoveries, and he was quite keen on calculating areas and volumes. This interest stemmed from an incident that occurred when he married for the second time in Austria. He had purchased a barrel of wine for his wedding, and was angered by the wine merchant's method for measuring the volume. Inspired by this exchange, Kepler began his study of how...