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Maths in a minute  levers
... the force is applied between the fulcrum and the load). Archimedes was the first to mathematically describe how levers work and ... from Wikipedia , and more about mechanics and about Archimedes on Plus Translation ...
Rachel  7 Jun 2011  16:26  1 comment

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  11 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

Ancient maths recovered
... are 30 lost dialogues of Aristotle and works by Archimedes and Euclid , as well as lost works of Sappho, Virgil, Terence, ...
plusadmin  7 Jul 2010  16:23  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. ...
plusadmin  12 Dec 2012  12:23  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 ...
plusadmin  2 Jul 2010  10:29  1 comment

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

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