Born the son of an astronomer, Phidias, in 287 B.C., Archimedes' education began as a young man in Syracuse. He furthered his education in Alexandria, where he studied with fellow scholar Conon, an Egyptian mathematician. What we know of Archimedes comes from his personal works as well as those of Cicero and Plutarch. However, "due to the length of time between Archimedes' death and his biographers' accounts, as well as inconsistencies among their writings, details of his life must remain subject to question" (Galenet 1). It is doubtless that Archimedes was the greatest geometer of his time, and he has not been paralleled since then. To imagine just how much knowledge he discovered, and the amount of intelligence he must have had to discover it, is practically impossible. "Archimedes' contributions to mathematical knowledge were diverse" (Galenet 1). He discovered the concepts of Pi, the area of a circle, wrote principles on plane/solid geometry, and developed a somewhat rudimentary form of calculus. In his dealings with plane geometry, Archimedes wrote several treatises, three of which survive today: Measurement of a Circle, Quatdrature of the Parabola, and On Spirals. It is in Measurements of a Circle that Archimedes reveals how he calculated Pi. Pi was found by using a theoretically simple method. Pi represents the number 3.14... In turn, 3.14 represents the circumference of a circle. In order to find this number, Archimedes started with the obvious: draw a circle. In this circle, he drew a six-sided polygon, with each vertex touching part of the circle. Similarly, he drew a hexagon on the outside of the circle, with each segment's midpoint touching part of the circle. He calculated the perimeters of both figures. Archimedes then proceeded to double the sides of the polygons, now having two twelve-sided figures, and again found the perimeters. He continued in the fashion of doubling the number of sides of each polygon until he had two ninety-six-sided...

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Archimedes
Inventions of ArchimedesArchimedes area of expertise was inventions and coming up with great ideas. He was a very smart person, and had invented some useful inventions for human kind for what is still used today. BC. He was a physicist, engineer, inventor, astronomer and a Greek mathematician. Archimedes is one of the greatest math mathematicians of all time. He has been given credit...

...Archimedes’ Principle
Abstract
The purpose of this experiment was to investigate the Archimedes’ Principle for objects of different densities and use the principle to determine the density of a golf ball. The weight of rubber stopper and the wood cube were measured in the air by using the force sensor. When the objects were submerged in the water, the apparent weight of the objects was measure with the force sensor and the volume of the displaced water were...

...Archimedes Background/Upbringing
Archimedes was one of the most known and respected mathematicians of ancient Greece. He was born between the years of 290 and 280 BCE in Syracuse, Sicily which is currently known as Italy. His death took place in Syracuse, Sicily between the years of 212 and 211 BCE. In autumn of 212 or the spring of 211 Syracuse was taken over by Roman General Marcus Claudius Marcellus (Encyclopedia Britannica, n.d). It was during the cities take...

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Archimedes principle
Objective:
To use Archimedes Principle to determine the density of an object more dense than water.
Introduction:
Archimedes' principle is a law of physics stating that the upward force (buoyancy) exerted on a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the amount of fluid the body displaces. In other words, an immersed object is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid it actually displaces. Hence,...

...Archimedes (287 BC- 212 BC)
When people discuss the achievements of the greatest mathematicians of all time, a name that always comes up is Archimedes. Archimedes was a Greek mathematician astronomer, philosopher, physicist and engineer. He had a reputation in his own time that very few other mathematicians of this period achieved. He is considered by most historians of mathematics as one of the greatest mathematicians of all. His nicknames were,...

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Archimedes
By Alex Christopher
Archimedes was a mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer in ancient Greece. He was born in 287 BC and lived until 212 BC in Syracuse, Sicily where he lived his whole life, except for when he went to school. Archimedes father was an astronomer and the family was related to the king of Syracuse. His family had money so...

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The Life of ArchimedesArchimedes was a Greek mathematician, a scientist, and a skilled inventor who was born around 287 B.C. in the seaport city of Syracuse, Sicily. It has been said that since his father was an astronomer, Archimedes inherited his fathers interest for mathematics, science, and inventions, however his biggest interest was in Geometry. In his lifetime not only was he was able to create a ton of helpful inventions, he also...

...Archimedes, considered on of the greatest minds of the ancient world was born on the island of Sicily in the Greek city of Syracuse in the year 287 B.C.. Syracuse at the time was an independent Greek city-state with a 500-year history. He was the son of Phidias who was a Greek Astronomer and Mathematician. All that we know about Archimedes comes from his existing manuscripts, and from ancient historians such as Plutarch and Cicero among others centuries after his...

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