Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Archimedean Calculus





Newton was a plagiarist. Alchemy and calculus are ancient wisdom.

5 comments:

Quantum_Flux said...

Perhaps alchemy was an ancient form of banking.

Also, (4/3)*Pi*r^3 / (2*r)*Pi*r^2 = 2/3, I'm not arguing here I'm just verifying the relation between the volume of a sphere to the volume of a cylinder that exactly contains it.

Fungus FitzJuggler III said...

http://landscheidt.auditblogs.com/
r u familiar? Gravity/mechanical centred, but interesting perturbations mentioned a few articles in.

Quantum_Flux said...

Did Archimedes compute the circumference of an ellipse?

OilIsMastery said...

Easily. Apollonius of Perga was his contemporary.

Quantum_Flux said...

Interesting, OIM, however I don't think that people can claim mathematical and scientific discoveries as intellectual property merely because those are discoveries of pre-existing truths rather than the creation of new designs.