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  1. 'A short history of nearly everything'

    ... flick through the index at the back shows no mention of Archimedes, Galileo or any of the other mathematical pioneers on whose work so ...

    plusadmin - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:52 - 0 comments

  2. 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 - 14 Apr 2015 - 17:49 - 2 comments

  3. 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 - 2 Jul 2010 - 10:29 - 1 comment

  4. 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 - 12 Dec 2012 - 12:23 - 0 comments

  5. A disappearing number

    ... for children, that forms the heart of the play. Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages ...

    plusadmin - 19 May 2010 - 17:01 - 0 comments

  6. 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 ...

    mf344 - 4 Feb 2014 - 16:04 - 10 comments

  7. Plus Advent Calendar Door #15: Size does matter!

    ... the force is applied between the fulcrum and the load). Archimedes was the first to mathematically describe how levers work and ...

    mf344 - 15 Dec 2013 - 12:58 - 0 comments

  8. Get a slice of the action with Pi Day Live!

    ... experiment and you get 3.14159, or pi at around the accuracy Archimedes calculated it over 2000 years ago using simple geometry. Pi ...

    Rachel - 9 Feb 2013 - 15:17 - 0 comments

  9. 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 - 21 Dec 2012 - 11:08 - 0 comments

  10. Conic section hide and seek

    ... and undertake search and rescue operations. Euclid and Archimedes are just two of the Greek mathematicians that studied conic ...

    Rachel - 19 Jul 2012 - 12:32 - 0 comments