Archimedean Principles and Mathematical Heritage: A Synthesis

Abhiroop Chattopadhyay, Brett Kaufman

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This paper aims to provide an updated synthesis on the works of Archimedes and the fundamental impact these have had on subsequent mathematical practice. The influence his mathematical processes have had on modern mathematics and how these have helped develop the field is discussed in historical perspective. Some of the recent investigations into the Archimedes Palimpsest are discussed and synthesized, namely, how they alter our understanding of some of his earlier works, and how Archimedean principles are seen to have laid the foundations of possible new branches of mathematics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-155
Number of pages11
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2021


  • Ancient mathematics
  • Archimedes Palimpsest
  • Greek mathematics
  • Mathematical heritage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Philosophy


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