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  1. 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 - 17 Oct 2016 - 11:21 - 1 comment

  2. A disappearing number

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

    plusadmin - 17 Oct 2016 - 12:44 - 0 comments

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. '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

  6. '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 - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:26 - 0 comments

  7. 'Mathematics for the imagination'

    ... interesting characters in mathematical history; for example, Archimedes' attempts to defend his city from the Romans by a series of ...

    plusadmin - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:48 - 0 comments

  8. 'Strength in numbers'

    ... and integration. Stein has a sideline in history - his book "Archimedes: what did he do besides cry eureka?" was reviewed in Issue 21 of ...

    plusadmin - 22 Apr 2015 - 17:54 - 0 comments

  9. 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

  10. '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