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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 . ...
mf344  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

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

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

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  17 Oct 2016  12:32  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 ...
mf344  13 Jun 2016  15:08  0 comments

'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

'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 ALevel mathematics. ... bettering both estimates. The fact that the reader learns Archimedes's method for estimating pi by inscribed and circumscribed polygons ...
plusadmin  22 Apr 2015  17:56  0 comments

'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 ...
plusadmin  22 Apr 2015  17:26  0 comments

'Mathematics for the imagination'
... interesting characters in mathematical history; for example, Archimedes' attempts to defend his city from the Romans by a series of ...
plusadmin  22 Apr 2015  17:48  0 comments