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'Strength in numbers'

... integration. Stein has a sideline in history - his book "Archimedes: what did he do besides cry eureka?" was reviewed in Issue 21 of ...

Review - plusadmin - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:54 - 0 comments

'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 ...

Review - plusadmin - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:52 - 0 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, ...

News - plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 16:23 - 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 , ...

Article - plusadmin - 1 Mar 2012 - 17:13 - 2 comments

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 ...

Article - plusadmin - 2 Jul 2010 - 10:29 - 1 comment

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. ...

Article - plusadmin - 12 Dec 2012 - 13:23 - 0 comments

Plus Advent Calendar Door #15: Size does matter!

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

Blog - mf344 - 15 Dec 2013 - 13:58 - 0 comments

A disappearing number

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

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

Get a slice of the action with Pi Day Live!

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

Blog - Rachel - 9 Feb 2013 - 16:17 - 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, ...

Article - plusadmin - 21 Dec 2012 - 12:08 - 0 comments