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'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 ...
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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

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

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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Polar power
... spiral , named after the great Greek mathematician Archimedes who discovered it in the third century BC. As you can see from the ...
Marianne  16 May 2018  11:43  1 comment

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

Understanding turbulence
... fluid particles are pushing their neighbours, on average. Archimedes of Syracuse (ca. 287212 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

'Is God a mathematician?'
... including the ancient giants Pythagoras, Plato, and Archimedes, as well as modernday 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 ...
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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 ... have been stuck.) And in The sandreckoner, long before, Archimedes proved a similar result for any geometric progression. So the ...
Marianne  27 Jul 2018  01:52  18 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, ...
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