... 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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- Polar power
... spiral , named after the great Greek mathematician Archimedes who discovered it in the third century BC. As you can see from the ...
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- 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 ...
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- 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 ...
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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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- 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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- Ancient maths recovered
... are 30 lost dialogues of Aristotle and works by Archimedes and Euclid , as well as lost works of Sappho, Virgil, Terence, ...
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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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- 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
- 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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