Archimedes research

  • Thread starter smithnya
  • Start date
  • #1
41
0
Hello everyone,

I'm beginning a research project for a Math History class on Archimedes. Since technically it is a math class, I have to demonstrate and explain some of his math. Naturally, I can't explain and go into detail on everything the man did, and having only about a month to prepare it, I can't read and truly understand everything he worked on or wrote. Could you guys give me some recommendations on interesting topics he covered? Maybe 3 or 4 could get me started.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #3
6,265
1,280
I recommend the book The Archimedes Codex, especially the chapter that explains how he found the area of a parabola. The book also talks about his concept of infinity.
 
  • #4
coolul007
Gold Member
265
7
Archimedes is a dual contributor, Geometry/Mathematics and Physics. One of his Geometry exploits was finding the maximum area cone in a sphere. He also gave the first approximation for Pi.
 

Related Threads on Archimedes research

  • Last Post
Replies
13
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
3K
Replies
2
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
3K
Replies
5
Views
413
Replies
2
Views
8K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
22
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
758
Top