According to, Archimedes is heralded by scientists, mathematicians and philosophers alike as one of the last great Greek mathematicians. Famous for his written work "Death Ray," as well as for his mathe... More » Art & Literature Folklore Mythology

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. More » History Ancient History Ancient Greece

Every time a person takes a bath, Archimedes' principle is observed as the tub is filled to a certain level and, once the bather enters the water, it rises based on the volume of water weight that the person's body displ... More » Science Physics Motion & Mechanics
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