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  1. 'Archimedes'

    September 2002 Archimedes: What did he do besides cry eureka? Sherman Stein's motivation ... years. Before that, like most of us, he didn't know where Archimedes' reputation as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time had ...

    plusadmin - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:58 - 0 comments

  2. 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, ...

    plusadmin - 27 Jul 2018 - 07:53

  3. 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 ...

    plusadmin - 27 Jul 2018 - 04:53 - 1 comment

  4. 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. ...

    plusadmin - 25 Jul 2018 - 13:46 - 1 comment

  5. A disappearing number

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

    plusadmin - 27 Jul 2018 - 10:04 - 0 comments

  6. '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 ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 07:49 - 0 comments

  7. Some pioneers of mathematics and where we would be without them

    ... the enemy must have been a health and safety priority. Archimedes Ancient Greece was home to many famous mathematicians, but perhaps the most famous was Archimedes . Contemporary GCSE and A level maths students rely heavily on his ...

    Marianne - 1 Nov 2017 - 16:01 - 0 comments

  8. 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, ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 22:52 - 0 comments

  9. 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 , ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 01:47 - 2 comments

  10. 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 ...

    Marianne - 27 Jul 2018 - 01:52 - 15 comments