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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 ...
plusadmin  22 Apr 2015  17:58  0 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  16 May 2018  11:43  1 comment

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

The making of the logarithm
... top. What they were aware of, though, since the time of Archimedes, was an interesting link between the sequence you get by starting ...
Marianne  7 Feb 2018  12:41  15 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  2 Feb 2017  15:10

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  2 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

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

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 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