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  1. Double bubble is no trouble

    ... enclosing a single volume is a sphere, as was asserted by Archimedes and proved by Schwarz in 1884. But progress on the two-volume ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 16:21 - 0 comments

  2. Probing the pint

    ... hydrostatics, and having even a passing acquaintance with Archimedes, knows that gas bubbles are lighter than liquid and must experience ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 15:58 - 0 comments

  3. Ship of fools solution

    ... rise or fall (relative to the shore)? The solution Archimedes tells us that the upwards force on the boat is equal to the weight ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 14:49 - 0 comments

  4. 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

  5. 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 ...

    Marianne - 15 Dec 2013 - 12:58 - 0 comments

  6. '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

  7. '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

  8. '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

  9. The Fields Medals 2006

    ... in a Latin quote engraved on each medal and attributed to Archimedes. It translates as: "To rise above oneself and grasp the world". The ...

    plusadmin - 7 Jul 2010 - 12:43 - 0 comments