Title

Archimedes’ Second Proposition

Date

5-29-2014 11:30 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 1:30 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Mathematics

Session Chair

Michael Ward

Session Title

History of Mathematics Posters

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Michael Ward

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This poster discusses the property of parabolas in Archimedes’ Second Proposition. He does not provide a proof alongside this proposition. A proof by W.H. Drew is shown in detail. Step by step description of this proof is given to understand one approach to supporting the proposition. One will also find an in-depth analysis of a proof by Apollonius of Perga. This proof differs from Drew’s in multiple ways. Given both proofs it will become clear why Archimedes’ Second Proposition is correct.

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May 29th, 11:30 AM May 29th, 1:30 PM

Archimedes’ Second Proposition

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

This poster discusses the property of parabolas in Archimedes’ Second Proposition. He does not provide a proof alongside this proposition. A proof by W.H. Drew is shown in detail. Step by step description of this proof is given to understand one approach to supporting the proposition. One will also find an in-depth analysis of a proof by Apollonius of Perga. This proof differs from Drew’s in multiple ways. Given both proofs it will become clear why Archimedes’ Second Proposition is correct.