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Archimedes, a Sicilian Greek, was among the greatest mathematicians of all time as well as a physicist and inventor. After attending Euclid's school to acquire as much mathematical knowledge as was possible in his time, ... More »

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Regarded as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time, Archimedes invented a method known as Archimedes’ principle. It is a method used for determining the volume of an asymmetrical object. Archimedes of Syracuse wa... More »

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Archimedes of Syracuse was a noted ancient Greek inventor, engineer and mathematician who made numerous scientific advances. Among these achievements, he developed a method of measuring the volume of an irregular object,... More »

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Archimedes went to school at the Royal Library of Alexandria in Egypt under the guidance of former students of the mathematician Euclid. He continued studying mathematics, physics, astronomy and military techniques after... More »

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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 »

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The 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. Archi... More »

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Archimedes of Syracuse was a noted ancient Greek inventor, engineer and mathematician who made numerous scientific advances. Among these achievements, he developed a method of measuring the volume of an irregular object,... More »

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