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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  19 Jun 2017  16:25  1 comment

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, depicts ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:10

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  2 Feb 2017  15:47  0 comments

Intriguing integrals: Part I
... as a systematic set of tools. This work began at least with Archimedes and has a continuous history (see reference [2] below). For ...
plusadmin  2 Feb 2017  15:43  0 comments

Plus Advent Calendar Door #18: Levers
... the force is applied between the fulcrum and the load). Archimedes was the first to mathematically describe how levers work and ... from Wikipedia , and more about mechanics and about Archimedes on Plus Return to the Plus advent calendar 2016 . ...
Marianne  16 Dec 2016  13:59  0 comments

Maths in a minute  levers
... the force is applied between the fulcrum and the load). Archimedes was the first to mathematically describe how levers work and ... from Wikipedia , and more about mechanics and about Archimedes on Plus Translation ...
Rachel  13 Dec 2016  15:38  1 comment

'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

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  17 Oct 2016  11:21  0 comments

A disappearing number
... for children, that forms the heart of the play. Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages ...
plusadmin  17 Oct 2016  12:44  0 comments

How Euclid once ruled the world
... balance. The principle is at least as old as Archimedes , and it allows us to explain things in the world around us. Here's ...
Marianne  13 Jun 2016  15:08  0 comments