- Polar power
... spiral , named after the great Greek mathematician Archimedes who discovered it in the third century BC. As you can see from the ...
Article - mf344 - 16 May 2014 - 11:30 - 1 comment
- 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 - 12:58 - 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 - 15:17 - 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 - 11:08 - 0 comments
- 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 - 12:23 - 0 comments
- Conic section hide and seek
... undertake search and rescue operations. Euclid and Archimedes are just two of the Greek mathematicians that studied conic ...
News - Rachel - 19 Jul 2012 - 11:32 - 0 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 - 09:29 - 1 comment
... 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 ...
Article - plusadmin - 17 Jun 2010 - 10:56 - 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 - 15:23 - 0 comments
- Double bubble is no trouble
... enclosing a single volume is a sphere, as was asserted by Archimedes and proved by Schwarz in 1884. But progress on the two-volume ...
News - plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 15:21 - 0 comments