Completing Book II of Archimedes’s On Floating Bodies

@article{Rorres2004CompletingBI,
  title={Completing Book II of Archimedes’s On Floating Bodies},
  author={Chris Rorres},
  journal={The Mathematical Intelligencer},
  year={2004},
  volume={26},
  pages={32-42}
}
  • C. Rorres
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Physics
  • The Mathematical Intelligencer
ConclusionOne need only glance at Archimedes’s Proposition 8 above to see thatOn Floating Bodies is several orders of magnitude more sophisticated than anything else found in ancient mathematics. It ranks with Newton’sPrincipia Mathematica as a work in which basic physical laws are both formulated and accompanied by superb applications. 
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