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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. 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. ...

Article - plusadmin - 12 Dec 2012 - 12:23 - 0 comments