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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  4 Sep 2019  10:55  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  2 Apr 2019  16:58  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  15 Oct 2018  12:31  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, ...
plusadmin  27 Jul 2018  07:53

The origins of proof II : Kepler's proofs
... of finding areas is, as he says, similar to that used by Archimedes (c.287  212 BC) to find the area of a circle. But it is not exactly the same, and unlike Archimedes' procedure, Kepler's is not completely rigorous. However, Kepler's ...
plusadmin  27 Jul 2018  04:53  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  25 Jul 2018  13:46  1 comment

The making of the logarithm
... What they were aware of, though, since the time of Archimedes, was an interesting link between the sequence you get by starting ... have been stuck.) And in The sandreckoner, long before, Archimedes proved a similar result for any geometric progression. So the ...
Marianne  27 Jul 2018  01:52  18 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  26 Jul 2018  07:49  0 comments

How maths can make you rich and famous: Part II
... by Greek mathematicians such as Euclid, Pythagoras and Archimedes. The Greeks were best known for their discoveries in geometry , ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  01:47  2 comments

What is the Area of a Circle?
... Many of the ideas in this article go back to Archimedes, but developments in mathematical notation and computation enabled ...
plusadmin  26 Jul 2018  13:51  2 comments