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'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

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

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

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  12 Dec 2012  12:23  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  19 May 2010  17:01  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 ...
mf344  4 Feb 2014  16:04  10 comments

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

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

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

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