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'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

'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  22 Apr 2015  17:26  0 comments

'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

'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

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

'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

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

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

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

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