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'Mathematics for the imagination'

... characters in mathematical history; for example, Archimedes' attempts to defend his city from the Romans by a series of ...

Review - plusadmin - 29 Jun 2010 - 15:10 - 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 - 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

Intriguing integrals: Part I

... a systematic set of tools. This work began at least with Archimedes and has a continuous history (see reference [2] below). For ...

Article - plusadmin - 27 May 2010 - 13:45 - 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 - 11:43 - 0 comments