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The origins of proof II : Kepler's proofs

... of finding areas is, as he says, similar to that used by Archimedes (c.287 - 212 BC) to find the area of a circle. But it is not exactly the same, and unlike Archimedes' procedure, Kepler's is not completely rigorous. However, Kepler's ...

Article - plusadmin - 2 Jul 2010 - 10:29 - 1 comment

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

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

A disappearing number

... for children, that forms the heart of the play. Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages ...

Article - plusadmin - 19 May 2010 - 17:01 - 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

'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 - 17:07 - 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