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'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 ...
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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

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

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

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

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

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

'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 ...
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