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  1. '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

  2. Understanding turbulence

    ... fluid particles are pushing their neighbours, on average. Archimedes of Syracuse (ca. 287-212 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 - 17 Jun 2010 - 11:56

  7. 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 - 7 Jun 2011 - 16:26 - 1 comment

  8. Polar power

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

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

  9. Ancient maths recovered

    ... are 30 lost dialogues of Aristotle and works by Archimedes and Euclid , as well as lost works of Sappho, Virgil, Terence, ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 16:23 - 0 comments

  10. '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 ...

    plusadmin - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:56 - 0 comments