Archimedes and the Quest for the Theory of Everything
Twenty-three centuries ago Archimedes showed how complicated physical phenomena, such as his Law of Buoyancy, can arise from a few basic assumptions. His seminal work has led to attempts to explain the entire cosmos from a few elementary physical principles.
This talk will trace the history of this quest for a Theory of Everything and describe some of the unexpected roadblocks it has encountered in the 21st century.
Chris Rorres, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Drexel University and Lecturer of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania.
|Archimedes and the Quest for the Theory of Everything|
A collection of books and films related to Archimedes (Greek, 287 BC-212 BC) who was a Greek mathematician and physicist, including the works of Archimedes and Infinite Secrets of Archimedes.
|The Story of Maths
This is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Professor Marcus du Sautoy, outlining aspects of the history of mathematics.
A collection of eBooks, web documents and films related to Greek mathematics, developed from the 7th century BC to the 4th century AD around the Eastern shores of the Mediterranean.