Trends in the History of Science

Archimedes in the 21st Century

Proceedings of a World Conference at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Editors: Rorres, Chris (Ed.)

  • Written for a general audience and richly illustrated throughout
  • Explores the enduring and continuing influence of Archimedes in the 21st century
  • Chapters written by mathematicians, scientists, and engineers with a focus on modern applications
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About this book

​This book is a collection of papers presented at the “Archimedes in the 21st Century” world conference, held at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in 2013. This conference focused on the enduring and continuing influence of Archimedes in our modern world, celebrating his centuries of influence on mathematics, science, and engineering. 


Archimedes planted the seeds for a myriad of seminal ideas that would grow over the ages. Each chapter surveys the growth of one or more of these seeds, and the fruit that they continue to bear to this day. The conference speakers contributing to this book are actively involved in STEM fields whose origins trace back to Archimedes, many of whom have conducted and published research that extends Archimedes’ work into the 21st century. The speakers are not historians, so while historical context is provided, this book is uniquely focused on the works themselves as opposed to their history.  
The breadth and depth of Archimedes’ influence will inspire, delight, and even surprise readers from a variety of fields and interests including historians, mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. Only a modest background in math is required to read this book, making it accessible to curious readers of all ages. 

About the authors

Chris Rorres is a Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He has studied and extended the works of Archimedes for more than 40 years, and is considered one of the world's leading experts on the subject. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Archimedes in the 21st Century
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of a World Conference at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Editors
  • Chris Rorres
Series Title
Trends in the History of Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58059-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58059-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58058-6
Series ISSN
2297-2951
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 160
Number of Illustrations and Tables
24 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
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