Archimedes





Archimedes

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Syracuse, Sicily Magna Graecia, Greece
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Physics, Math, Science, Astrology,


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Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek: Ἀρχιμήδης; c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Although a few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Among his advances in physics are the foundations of hydrostatics, statics and an explanation of the principle of the lever. He is credited with designing innovative machines, including siege machines and the screw pump that bears his name. Modern experiments have tested claims that Archimedes designed machines capable of lifting attacking ships out of the water and setting ships on fire using an array of mirrors.
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The Works of Archimedes
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Geometrical Solutions Deriv...
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The Sand Reckoner of Archim...
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Archimedes Opera Omnia - Vo...
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Quadrature of the parabola
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“Give me but a firm spot on which to stand, and I shall move the earth.”
Archimedes, The Works of Archimedes

“Give me a place to stand, and a lever long enough, and I will move the world. ”
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“Mathematics reveals its secrets only to those who approach it with pure love, for its own beauty.”
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