Archimedes Blast From The Past (1)

Archimedes Blast From The Past (1) - Syracuse (then part of...

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Unformatted text preview: Syracuse (then part of Greece) 287-212 BC Discovered how to calculate the volume of a sphere , and even wanted this diagram on his tombstone. He made so much progress in this area that nothing could be added for 18 centuries. EUREKA (I have found it!) – Bouyancy Developed Exponential system of writing large numbers Discovered the Law of the Lever x 2 Italian postage stamp honoring Archimedes May 2, 1983 Scott Catalogue Number 1559 This statue in the National Museum in Naples, Italy, was widely claimed to be Archimedes. It is actually a bust of Archidamos III, a third century BC king of Sparta Archimedes is commemorated on a Greek postage stamp from 1983. The Fields Medal carries a portrait of Archimedes. Archimedes water screw This is a pump, still used in many parts of the world. A 1740 engraving of Archimedes planning the defenses of Syracuse. The Greek writing on his cap is (Archimedes the geometer). Archimedes designed many tools for defending Syracuse from invasion. This is a model of how one of Archimedes war gadgets may have worked. A detail of a wall painting in the Stanzino delle...
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course MATHEMATIC 125 taught by Professor Brettcrow during the Fall '10 term at Boise State.

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