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 Polar power

... spiral , named after the great Greek mathematician Archimedes who discovered it in the third century BC. As you can see from the ...
Article  mf344  16 May 2014  12:30  1 comment
 The making of the logarithm

... What they were aware of, though, since the time of Archimedes, was an interesting link between the sequence you get by starting ...
Article  mf344  4 Feb 2014  17:04  3 comments
 Plus Advent Calendar Door #15: Size does matter!

... force is applied between the fulcrum and the load). Archimedes was the first to mathematically describe how levers work and ...
Blog  mf344  15 Dec 2013  13:58  0 comments
 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 , ...
Article  plusadmin  1 Mar 2012  17:13  1 comment
 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 ...
Article  plusadmin  22 Mar 2012  15:53  2 comments
 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 ...
Blog  Rachel  9 Feb 2013  16:17  0 comments
 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, ...
Article  plusadmin  21 Dec 2012  12:08  0 comments
 Understanding turbulence

... fluid particles are pushing their neighbours, on average. Archimedes of Syracuse (ca. 287212 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. ...
Article  plusadmin  12 Dec 2012  13:23  0 comments
 'Archimedes'

... 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 ...
Review  plusadmin  30 Jun 2010  11:22  0 comments
 Conic section hide and seek

... undertake search and rescue operations. Euclid and Archimedes are just two of the Greek mathematicians that studied conic ...
News  Rachel  19 Jul 2012  12:32  0 comments