- 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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- A disappearing number
... for children, that forms the heart of the play. Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages ...
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- '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 - 09:09 - 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 ...
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- Probing the pint
... hydrostatics, and having even a passing acquaintance with Archimedes, knows that gas bubbles are lighter than liquid and must experience ...
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- 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 ...
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- 'Is God a mathematician?'
... including the ancient giants Pythagoras, Plato, and Archimedes, as well as modern-day mathematicians including G.H. Hardy, held a ... gain plenty of insight into characters, as well as theory. Archimedes, so we learn, tended to forget food and personal hygiene when ...
Review - plusadmin - 19 May 2010 - 16:07 - 0 comments
- 'Mathematics for the imagination'
... characters in mathematical history; for example, Archimedes' attempts to defend his city from the Romans by a series of ...
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- '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 - 08:43 - 0 comments
- 'A short history of nearly everything'
... flick through the index at the back shows no mention of Archimedes, Galileo or any of the other mathematical pioneers on whose work so ...
Review - plusadmin - 29 Jun 2010 - 17:02 - 0 comments