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  1. A disappearing number

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

    plusadmin - 15 Oct 2018 - 12:31 - 0 comments

  2. 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 - 25 Jul 2018 - 13:46 - 1 comment

  3. How Euclid once ruled the world

    ... balance. The principle is at least as old as Archimedes , and it allows us to explain things in the world around us. Here's ...

    Marianne - 13 Jun 2016 - 15:08 - 0 comments

  4. 'Is God a mathematician?'

    ... including the ancient giants Pythagoras, Plato, and Archimedes, as well as modern-day mathematicians including G.H. Hardy, held a ... gain plenty of insight into characters, as well as theory. Archimedes, so we learn, tended to forget food and personal hygiene when ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 07:49 - 0 comments

  5. The making of the logarithm

    ... What they were aware of, though, since the time of Archimedes, was an interesting link between the sequence you get by starting ... have been stuck.) And in The sand-reckoner, long before, Archimedes proved a similar result for any geometric progression. So the ...

    Marianne - 27 Jul 2018 - 01:52 - 18 comments

  6. 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 , ...

    plusadmin - 26 Jul 2018 - 01:47 - 2 comments

  7. 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 - 26 Jul 2018 - 13:51 - 2 comments

  8. Outer space: Archimedean ice cream cones

    ... of ice cream cone from the point of view of cone makers. As Archimedes first taught us in 225BC, if the top of the open cone is a circle of ...

    Marianne - 15 Sep 2017 - 16:05 - 5 comments

  9. 'How to dunk a doughnut'

    ... most effective way to use hand tools, quoting from work by Archimedes and bringing to life a surprising amount of A-Level mathematics. ... bettering both estimates. The fact that the reader learns Archimedes's method for estimating pi by inscribed and circumscribed polygons ...

    plusadmin - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:56 - 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