The Works of Archimedes

Author: Archimedes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486154394

Category: Mathematics

Page: 576

View: 8724

Complete works of ancient geometer feature such topics as the famous problems of the ratio of the areas of a cylinder and an inscribed sphere; the properties of conoids, spheroids, and spirals; more.

The Works of Archimedes: Volume 2, On Spirals

Translation and Commentary

Author: Archimedes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108186203

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 552

This is the second volume of the first fully-fledged English translation of the works of Archimedes - antiquity's greatest scientist and one of the most important scientific figures in history. It covers On Spirals and is based on a reconsideration of the Greek text and diagrams, now made possible through new discoveries from the Archimedes Palimpsest. On Spirals is one of Archimedes' most dazzling geometrical tours de force, suggesting a manner of 'squaring the circle' and, along the way, introducing the attractive geometrical object of the spiral. The form of argument, no less than the results themselves, is striking, and Reviel Netz contributes extensive and insightful comments that focus on Archimedes' scientific style, making this volume indispensable for scholars of classics and the history of science, and of great interest for the scientists and mathematicians of today.

The works of Archimedes

Author: Archimedes

Publisher: Aubrey Durkin


Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 498

Introduction: I. Archimedes. II. Manuscripts and principal editions, order of composition, dialect, lost works. III. Relation of Archimedes to his predecessors. IV. Arithmetic in Archimedes. V. On the problems known as [neuseis] VI. Cubic equations. VII. Anticipations by Archimedes of the integral calculus. VIII. The terminology of Archimedes.--Works: On the sphere and cylinder, books I-II. Measurement of a circle. On conoids and spheroids. On spirals. On the equilibrium of planes, books I-II. The sand-reckoner. Quadrature of the parabola. On floating bodies, books I-II. Book of lemmas. The cattle-problem [including the solution of Wurm's problem by Amthor in Zeitschrift für math. u. phys. [Hist. litt. abth.] v. 25, 1880] List of the principal works consulted: p. [xi]-xii

The Works of Archimedes

Author: T L Heath

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342221424


Page: 516

View: 2655

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Greatest Mathematician

Archimedes and His Eureka! Moment

Author: Paul W. Hightower

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766034082

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7228

A biography of ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes, who invented the compound pulley and other machines. His contributions to mathematics included devising the formulas for the surface and volume of a sphere.


Author: Astrid Schürmann,Georg Wöhrle

Publisher: Franz Steiner Verlag

ISBN: 9783515087421

Category: History

Page: 236

View: 3473

Die neuen Entwicklungen in der Wissenschaftsgeschichte der letzten 20 Jahre sind inzwischen auch fuer die Untersuchung der antiken Wissenschaften fruchtbar gemacht worden. Der Sammelband stellt dies anhand der Physik dar, die als moderne Wissenschaft zwei zentrale Wissensgebiete der antiken Philosophie sowie der angewandten mathematischen Wissenschaften vereint, die antike Naturwissenschaft und die Fachdisziplin der Mechanik. Die Autoren und Autorinnen zeigen in ihren Beitr�gen, da� gerade das Verh�ltnis von eher theoretischer Wissenschaft und angewandter Praxis ein besonders spannendes ist. Als "Brueckenkopf" zwischen beiden Bereichen wird hier die antike Umweltforschung pr�sentiert. Die Texte wenden sich neben dem Fachpublikum besonders an interessierte, aufgeschlossene LeserInnen anderer Interessensgebiete, die sich einen Eindruck der neuesten Forschungen verschaffen m�chten, und sind daher allgemein verst�ndlich und nachvollziehbar geschrieben. Mit Beitr�gen von: Astrid Schuermann, Gottfried Heinemann, Ren� Kayser, Helen S. Lang, Christian Pietsch, Holger Sonnabend, Burkhard Mei�ner, Hermann J. Kienast:, Dennis L. Simms, Philippe Fleury, Karin Tybjerg.

The Genius of Archimedes -- 23 Centuries of Influence on Mathematics, Science and Engineering

Proceedings of an International Conference held at Syracuse, Italy, June 8-10, 2010

Author: S. A. Paipetis,Marco Ceccarelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048190911

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 515

View: 4744

Archimedes is held in high esteem by mathematicians, physicists and engineers as one of the most brilliant scientists of all time. These proceedings contain original, unpublished papers with the primary emphasis on the scientific work of Archimedes and his influence on the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. There are also papers dealing with archaeological aspects and the myths and legends about Archimedes and about the Archimedes Palimpsest. Papers on the following subjects form part of the book: Hydrostatics (buoyancy, fluid pressure and density, stability of floating bodies); Mechanics (levers, pulleys, centers of gravity, laws of equilibrium); Pycnometry (measurement of volume and density); Integral Calculus (Archimedes as the father of the integral calculus, method of exhaustion, approximation of pi, determination of areas and volumes); Mathematical Physics (Archimedes as the father of mathematical physics, Law of the Lever, Law of Buoyancy, Axiomatization of Physics); History of Mathematics and Mechanics (Archimedes’ influence in antiquity, the middle ages, the Renaissance, and modern times; his influence on Leonado da Vinci, Galileo, Newton, and other giants of science and mathematics); Ancient Machines and Mechanisms (catapults, water screws, iron hands, compound pulleys, planetaria, water clocks, celestial globes, the Antikythera Mechanism); Archimedean Solids (their rediscovery in the Rennaisance and their applications in materials science and chemistry); Archimedean Legends (how stories of golden crowns, eureka moments, naked runs, burning mirrors, steam cannons, etc., have influenced us through the ages, whether true or not); The Cattle Problem (how its 18th century rediscovery inspired the study of equations with integer solutions); Teaching the Ideas of Archimedes (how his life and works have influenced the teaching of science, mathematics, and engineering).

Archimedes in the 21st Century

Proceedings of a World Conference at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Author: Chris Rorres

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3319580590

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 5845

​This book is a collection of papers presented at the “Archimedes in the 21st Century” world conference, held at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in 2013. This conference focused on the enduring and continuing influence of Archimedes in our modern world, celebrating his centuries of influence on mathematics, science, and engineering. Archimedes planted the seeds for a myriad of seminal ideas that would grow over the ages. Each chapter surveys the growth of one or more of these seeds, and the fruit that they continue to bear to this day. The conference speakers contributing to this book are actively involved in STEM fields whose origins trace back to Archimedes, many of whom have conducted and published research that extends Archimedes’ work into the 21st century. The speakers are not historians, so while historical context is provided, this book is uniquely focused on the works themselves as opposed to their history. The breadth and depth of Archimedes’ influence will inspire, delight, and even surprise readers from a variety of fields and interests including historians, mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. Only a modest background in math is required to read this book, making it accessible to curious readers of all ages.

The Mathematical Works of Isaac Barrow

Edited for Trinity College

Author: Isaac Barrow,William Whewell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108059333

Category: Education

Page: 788

View: 5340

Published in 1860, this is a one-volume collection of Cambridge polymath Isaac Barrow's Latin writings on mathematics, optics and geometry.

Archimedes And The Fulcrum

Author: Paul Strathern

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448106478

Category: Science

Page: 96

View: 2829

At a moment of great discovery, one Big Idea can change the world... The greatest mathematician of his time, Archimedes transformed the development of early maths. But it is his revolutionary insights into mechanical science for which he is so revered, inventing the fulcrum and lever, pulley and water pump, among other technological advances that changed the course of history. Archimedes & the Fulcrum is a captivating and easily digestible investigation into the legendary life and work of the greatest mathematical mind the world had seen, up until his tragic death at the hands of the Romans. Single-handedly launching a 4,000 ton ship, calculating volumes and perfect spirals, laying the foundations of theoretical physics and inventing military weaponry as a seventy-year-old, Archimedes' Big Idea was so much more than his famed leap from his bath, shouting 'Eureka!' The Big Idea series is a fascinating look at the greatest advances in our scientific history, and at the men and women who made these fundamental breakthroughs.

The works of James Barry, Esq

historical painter ... containing, his correspondence from France and Italy with Mr. Burke--his lectures on painting delivered at the Royal-Academy--observations on different works of art in Italy and France--critical remarks on the principal paintings of the Orleans Gallery--essay on the subject of Pandora ... : And his inquiry into the causes which have obstructed the progress of the fine arts in England--his account of the paintings at the Adelphi--and letter to the Dilettanti Society. : To which is prefixed, Some account of the life and writings of the author. : In two volumes

Author: James Barry

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 1860