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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 ...
Marianne  15 Dec 2013  12:58  0 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

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

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

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 twovolume ...
plusadmin  7 Jul 2010  16:21  0 comments

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

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

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