Archimedes discovered many math and science concepts, including the Archimedes Screw and siege engines. Much of his work contributed to the development of later ideas such as hydrostatics, levers and many math concepts.
Continue ReadingOne of the discoveries Archimedes is most known for has to do with the concept of volume. When a king asked the scientist to determine if his crown was real gold, he used water displacement to work out the answer. Legend says that the idea came to him when he stepped into the bathtub and noticed how the water moved as his body entered. This led him to run through the streets shouting "Eureka." Other discoveries credited to Archimedes include math concepts such as the relationship between the surface area of a cylinder and sphere and improvements on the simple lever.
Learn more about Ancient GreeceThe son of a mathematician and astronomer named Phidias, Archimedes' full name is Archimedes of Syracuse. He was a world renowned scientist who was born in Syracuse, Italy, in the colony of Magna Gracia in 287 B.C. Archimedes of Syracuse was famous for his achievements in engineering, weapons-designing, astronomy and mathematics.
Full Answer >Regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time, Archimedes invented a method known as Archimedesâ€™ principle. It is a method used for determining the volume of an asymmetrical object. Archimedes of Syracuse was a mathematician, inventor and engineer from Ancient Greece.
Full Answer >There are many different Greek mathematicians including Anaxagoras, Apollonius, Archimedes, Archytas, Aristaeus, Aristotle, Bryson, Callippus, Chrysippus, Cleomedes, Conon, Democritus, Dinostratus, Eratosthenes, Euclid, Eutocius, Geminus, Heron, Hipparchus, Hippocrates, Hypatia, Menaechmus, Menelaus, Nicomachus, Nicomedes, Perseus, Plato, Posidonius, Pythagoras, Serenus, Thales, Theaetetus, Theon of Alexandria, Xenocrates and Zenodorus. The Greeks developed pure mathematics in the pre-Euclidean period.
Full Answer >According to Lucian, Archimedes invented a "death ray" by focusing sunlight with mirrors. In 212 BC, this ray was allegedly used to set fire to anchored Roman warships preparing to invade Greece. The existence and feasibility of the death ray have been heavily disputed.
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