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## Archimedes: What Did He Do Besides Cry Eureka? (Softcover)"THIS BOOK HAS ONLY ONE PURPOSE: To make the discoveries of Archimedes easily accessible to a wide audience, from anyone with a background in high school algebra to a busy practicing mathematician."—from the back cover ## $15.95 |

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**VERY GOOD**: The front and back covers, and the spine of the book are in great condition. There are no folds in the covers as sometimes occur with softcover books. The pages are clean, without highlights or writing. There is no indication of yellowing due to age. There is a very small dot on the top edge of the book.

## Description

Archimedes shouting “Eureka” and running through the streets naked, everyone has heard the story. But what of his other accomplishments? The Law of the Lever which discusses the relationship between the weight of two different objects and the distance between each object and the fulcrum. Calculating Pi. Determining how to calculate the surface area and volume of a sphere, and as shown in the chapter titles below, much, much more.

Well written with diagrams to enhance the reader’s understanding this book provides an excellent understanding of the principles and formulas behind one of the greatest mathematicians in history.

Chapters include:

Acknowledgements

Introduction

- The Life of Archimedes
- The Law of the Lever
- Center of Gravity
- Big Literary Find in Constantinople
- The Mechanical Method
- Two Sums
- The Parabola
- Floating Bodies
- The Spiral
- The Sphere
- Archimedes Traps π

Appendix A: Affine Mappings and the Parabola

Appendix B: The Floating Paraboloid: Special Case

Appendix C: Notation

Appendix D: References

Index

## Details

- SKU:
- 3666
- Genre/Subject:
- Mathematics
- Author:
- Stein, Sherman
- Publisher:
- The Mathematical Association of America
- Publish Date:
- 1999
- Format:
- Softcover
- Weight (pounds):
- 0.52
- Dimensions (W”xL”xH”):
- 6″x9″x0.4″
- ISBN-13:
- 9780883857182
- ISBN-10:
- 0883857189
- Collection:
- Adult

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