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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

Outer space: Archimedean ice cream cones
... of ice cream cone from the point of view of cone makers. As Archimedes first taught us in 225BC, if the top of the open cone is a circle of ...
Marianne  15 Sep 2017  16:05  5 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 ...
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

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  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