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'Archimedes'

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

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

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 ...

Article - mf344 - 4 Feb 2014 - 17:04 - 7 comments

What is the Area of a Circle?

... Many of the ideas in this article go back to Archimedes, but developments in mathematical notation and computation enabled ...

Article - plusadmin - 14 Apr 2015 - 17:49 - 2 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 - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:56 - 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 - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:26 - 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 ...

Review - plusadmin - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:48 - 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 - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:54 - 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 - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:52 - 0 comments

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 , ...

Article - plusadmin - 1 Mar 2012 - 17:13 - 2 comments

Polar power

... spiral , named after the great Greek mathematician Archimedes who discovered it in the third century BC. As you can see from the ...

Article - mf344 - 16 May 2014 - 12:30 - 1 comment