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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 , ...
Article  plusadmin  1 Mar 2012  16:13  2 comments
 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  16:04  5 comments
 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  11:30  1 comment
 '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  10:22  0 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  12:58  0 comments
 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  14:53  2 comments
 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) ...
Blog  Rachel  7 Jun 2011  15:26  0 comments
 Editorial

... 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 ...
Article  plusadmin  17 Jun 2010  10:56  0 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  15:17  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  12:23  0 comments