**spiral of archimedes** — Usage: usually capitalized A : archimedean spiral * * * Geom. a curve that is the locus of a point that moves outward with uniform speed along a vector, beginning at the origin, while the vector rotates about the origin with uniform angular… … Useful english dictionary

**spiral of Archimedes** — noun A spiral that increases in distance from the point of origin at a constant rate. Syn: Archimedean spiral, arithmetic spiral … Wiktionary

**spiral of Archimedes** — Geom. a curve that is the locus of a point that moves outward with uniform speed along a vector, beginning at the origin, while the vector rotates about the origin with uniform angular velocity. Equation (in polar coordinates): r = a t. [1650 60; … Universalium

**spiral of Archimedes** — Etymology: Archimedes Date: circa 1856 a plane curve that is generated by a point moving away from or toward a fixed point at a constant rate while the radius vector from the fixed point rotates at a constant rate and that has the equation ρ = a… … New Collegiate Dictionary

**Spiral** — Spi ral, n. [Cf. F. spirale. See {Spiral}, a.] 1. (Geom.) A plane curve, not re[ e]ntrant, described by a point, called the generatrix, moving along a straight line according to a mathematical law, while the line is revolving about a fixed point… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

**Archimedes** — /ahr keuh mee deez/, n. 287? 212 B.C., Greek mathematician, physicist, and inventor: discovered the principles of specific gravity and of the lever. * * * born с 290–280 BC, Syracuse, Sicily died 212/211 BC, Syracuse Legendary Greek inventor and… … Universalium

**spiral** — spirality /spuy ral i tee/, n. spirally, adv. /spuy reuhl/, n., adj., v., spiraled, spiraling or (esp. Brit.) spiralled, spiralling. n. 1. Geom. a plane curve generated by a point moving around a fixed point while constantly receding from or… … Universalium

**Archimedes' spiral** — Also known as Plateau s spiral. The eponym Archimedes spiral refers to the Greek mathematician and physicist Archimedes of Syracuse (297 212 BC). The eponym Plateau s spiral refers to the Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau (18011883). Both… … Dictionary of Hallucinations

**Archimedes** — For other uses, see Archimedes (disambiguation). Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek: Ἀρχιμήδης) … Wikipedia

**Archimedes Palimpsest** — The Archimedes Palimpsest is a palimpsest on parchment in the form of a codex which originally was a copy of an otherwise unknown work of the ancient mathematician, physicist, and engineer Archimedes of Syracuse and other authors. Archimedes… … Wikipedia