Articles by Matthew Gardner Spencer

From Archimedes to the ArXiv

Archimedes Weighing

Humans have been investigating mathematical objects for thousands of years, and yet there is still so much more to investigate. Over 2000 years ago, Archimedes penned a letter to Diogenes describing a new method for computing areas and volumes.  He performs a thought experiment whereby he weighs two shapes on opposite sides of a scale. 

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