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But why is a sphere's surface area four times its shadow?

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Published on Dec 2, 2018

The formula is no mere coincidence.
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The first proof goes back to Greek times, due to Archimedes, who was charmed by the fact that a sphere has 2/3 the volume of a cylinder encompassing it, and 2/3 the surface area as well (if you consider the caps). Check out this video for another beautiful animation of that first proof:
https://youtu.be/KZJw0AYn6_k

Calculus series:
http://3b1b.co/calculus

Thanks to these folks for letting me use their images at the end:
https://www.youtube.com/user/vlogbrot...
https://www.youtube.com/user/physicsw...
https://www.youtube.com/user/Vsauce
https://www.youtube.com/user/onemeeel...

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These animations are largely made using manim, a scrappy open source python library: https://github.com/3b1b/manim

If you want to check it out, I feel compelled to warn you that it's not the most well-documented tool, and it has many other quirks you might expect in a library someone wrote with only their own use in mind.

Music by Vincent Rubinetti.
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