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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

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 These proceedings contain original, unpublished papers with the primary emphasis on the scientific work of Archimedes and his influence on the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering.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). Indexed in Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (CPCI-S)
eBook, English, 2010
Springer, Dordrecht [Netherlands], 2010
1 online resource (498 p.)
9781282927001, 9786612927003, 9789048190911, 1282927000, 6612927003, 9048190916
Legacy and influence in Mathematics
An Archimedean Research Theme: The Calculation of the Volume of Cylindrical Groins
On Archimedean Roots in Torricelli's Mechanics
Rational Mechanics and Science Rationnelle Unique
Archimedes and Caustics: A Twofold Multimedia and Experimental Approach
Archimedes' Quadratures
On Archimedes' Pursuit Concerning Geometrical Analysis
Legacy and influence in Engineering and Mechanisms Design
Simon Stevin and the Rise of Archimedean Mechanics in the Renaissance
Archimedes' Cannons Against the Roman Fleet?
V-Belt Winding Along Archimedean Spirals During the Variator Speed Ratio Shift
Ancient Motors for Siege Towers
From Archimedean Spirals to Screw Mechanisms
A Short Historical Overview
The Mechanics of Archimedes Towards Modern Mechanism Design
Archimedean Mechanical Knowledge in 17th Century China
Archimedes Arabicus. Assessing Archimedes' Impact on Arabic Mechanics and Engineering
Legacy and influence in Hydraulics
The Golden Crown: A Discussion
The Heritage of Archimedes in Ship Hydrostatics: 2000 Years from Theories to Applications
Notes on the Syrakosia and on Archimedes' Approach to the Stability of Floating Bodies
What Did Archimedes Find at "Eureka" Moment?
Floatability and Stability of Ships: 23 Centuries after Archimedes
The "Syrakousia" Ship and the Mechanical Knowledge between Syracuse and Alexandria
Legacy and influence in Philosophy
Browsing in a Renaissance Philologist's Toolbox: Archimedes' Rule
The Mystery of Archimedes. Archimedes, Physicist and Mathematician, Anti-Platonic and Anti-Aristotelian Philosopher
Archimedes to Eratosthenes: "Method for Mechanical Theorems"
Archimedes in Seventeenth Century Philosophy
Legacy and influence in Science and Technology
Cross-Fertilisation of Science and Technology in the Time of Archim?d?s
Archimedes in Ancient Roman World
Archimedes: Russian Researches
Archimedean Science and the Scientific Revolution
Archimedes' Burning Mirrors: Myth or Reality?
The Influence of Archimedes in the Machine Books from the Renaissance to the 19th Century
Archimedes Influence in Science and Engineering
Legacy and influence in teaching and history aspects
The Founder-Cult of Hieron II at Akrai: The Rock-Relief from Intagliatella's Latomy
Archimedes: Russian Editions of Works
Archimedes in Program on History of Mechanics in Lomonosov Moscow St. University
Archimedes Discovers and Inventions in the Russian Education
Archimedes in Secondary Schools: A Teaching Proposal for the Math Curriculum
Mechanical Advantage: The Archimedean Tradition of Acquiring Geometric Insight form Mechanical Metaphor
The Death of Archimedes: A Reassessment
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