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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

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  25 Jul 2018  13:46  1 comment

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

'Is God a mathematician?'
... including the ancient giants Pythagoras, Plato, and Archimedes, as well as modernday 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

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 sandreckoner, long before, Archimedes proved a similar result for any geometric progression. So the ...
Marianne  27 Jul 2018  01:52  18 comments

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

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

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

'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 ALevel 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

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