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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. 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 - 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