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  1. 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

  2. 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 ...

    Marianne - 4 Feb 2014 - 16:04 - 15 comments

  3. 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

  4. 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 - 1 Mar 2012 - 16:13 - 2 comments

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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