... years. Before that, like most of us, he didn't know where Archimedes' reputation as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time had ... September 2002 Archimedes: What did he do besides cry eureka? Sherman Stein's motivation ...
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- What is the Area of a Circle?
... Many of the ideas in this article go back to Archimedes, but developments in mathematical notation and computation enabled ...
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- Get a slice of the action with Pi Day Live!
... and you get 3.14159, or pi at around the accuracy Archimedes calculated it over 2000 years ago using simple geometry. Pi ...
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- Births and deaths in fluid chaos
... and the scientific study of fluids can be traced back to Archimedes, and possibly further. Today scientists study all kinds of fluids, ...
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- Understanding turbulence
... fluid particles are pushing their neighbours, on average. Archimedes of Syracuse (ca. 287-212 BC) may have been the first to understand ... it only for fluids at rest. This is called "hydrostatics". Archimedes was a great genius, but he had no way of knowing about the calculus. ...
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- Conic section hide and seek
... undertake search and rescue operations. Euclid and Archimedes are just two of the Greek mathematicians that studied conic ...
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- Maths in a minute - levers
... force is applied between the fulcrum and the load). Archimedes was the first to mathematically describe how levers work and ... Wikipedia , and more about mechanics and about Archimedes on Plus (engineering, Maths in a minute) ...
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... all is number; More Greeks: Plato, Euclid and Archimedes; The father of algebra. Without these, maths as we ... of Fibonacci; More Greeks: Plato, Euclid and Archimedes The school of Athens , a painting by Raphael, depicts ...
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- The origins of proof II : Kepler's proofs
... of finding areas is, as he says, similar to that used by Archimedes (c.287 - 212 BC) to find the area of a circle. But it is not exactly the same, and unlike Archimedes' procedure, Kepler's is not completely rigorous. However, Kepler's ...
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- How maths can make you rich and famous: Part II
... by Greek mathematicians such as Euclid, Pythagoras and Archimedes. The Greeks were best known for their discoveries in geometry , ...
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