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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) ...

Blog - Rachel - 7 Jun 2011 - 16:26 - 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

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 - 11:56 - 0 comments

Ancient maths recovered

... are 30 lost dialogues of Aristotle and works by Archimedes and Euclid , as well as lost works of Sappho, Virgil, Terence, ...

News - plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 16:23 - 0 comments

Double bubble is no trouble

... enclosing a single volume is a sphere, as was asserted by Archimedes and proved by Schwarz in 1884. But progress on the two-volume ...

News - plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 16:21 - 0 comments

Probing the pint

... hydrostatics, and having even a passing acquaintance with Archimedes, knows that gas bubbles are lighter than liquid and must experience ...

News - plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 15:58 - 0 comments

Ship of fools solution

... rise or fall (relative to the shore)? The solution Archimedes tells us that the upwards force on the boat is equal to the weight ...

Puzzle - plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 14:49 - 0 comments

'How to dunk a doughnut'

... most effective way to use hand tools, quoting from work by Archimedes and bringing to life a surprising amount of A-Level mathematics. ... bettering both estimates. The fact that the reader learns Archimedes's method for estimating pi by inscribed and circumscribed polygons ...

Review - plusadmin - 30 Jun 2010 - 10:09 - 0 comments

The Fields Medals 2006

... in a Latin quote engraved on each medal and attributed to Archimedes. It translates as: "To rise above oneself and grasp the world". The ...

News - plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 12:43 - 0 comments

'Strength in numbers'

... integration. Stein has a sideline in history - his book "Archimedes: what did he do besides cry eureka?" was reviewed in Issue 21 of ...

Review - plusadmin - 30 Jun 2010 - 09:43 - 0 comments