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 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
 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  16:13  2 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
 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
 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
 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. ...
Article  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 ...
Article  plusadmin  19 May 2010  16:01  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  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
 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