Approximation of the circle area

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===The underlying JavaScript code>

<jsxgraph width="700" height="500">
        board = JXG.JSXGraph.initBoard('jxgbox', {boundingbox:[-2,2,8,-2], keepaspectratio:true, axis:true});
        var N = board.createElement('slider', [[0,1.5],[3,1.5],[1,3,40]], {name:'n',snapWidth:1});
        board.createElement('circle',[[0,0],1],{strokeWidth:1});
        
        var c = board.createElement('curve', [[0],[0]],{trace:true, strokecolor:'red', strokeWidth:2}); 
        
        c.updateDataArray = function() {
                var r = 1, n = Math.floor(N.Value()), x = [0], y = [0],
                    h = r*Math.cos(2*Math.PI/(2*n)),
                    s = r*Math.sin(2*Math.PI/(2*n)),
                    i, j, px = 0, py = 0, sgn = 1, 
                    d = 16, dt = 2*Math.PI/(2*n)/(d), pt;
                    
                for (i=0;i<n;i++) {
                    for (j=-d;j<=d;j++) {
                        pt = dt*j;
                        x.push(px+r*Math.sin(pt));
                        py = sgn*r*Math.cos(pt)-(sgn-1)*h*0.5;
                        y.push(py);
                    }
                    px += s;
                    sgn *= (-1);
                }
                x.push((n-1)*s);
                y.push(h+(sgn-1)*h*0.5);
                this.dataX = x;
                this.dataY = y;
            }
            board.update();
</jsxgraph>