Archimedes was one of the greatest philosophers who lived from 287 BC to 211 BC in Syracuse. Archimedes was a physicist, astronomer, engineer and mathematician who discovered and invented machines such as the Archimedean screw, Archimedes principle, Archimedean spiral, Archimedes claw, planetarium, compound pulley system and many war machines. His greatest contributions were in geometry and his methods and ideas started the idea of calculus and finding the density of an object without damaging the object.

Archimedes was asked by a king, one day to find out if his crown was made out of pure gold without damaging it. Before Archimedes came up with the concept of the Archimedes principle, the only way to find out if things were made out of pure gold was they would have to melt the item. To figure if the crown was made of pure gold Archimedes used the Archimedes’s principle. Archimedes’s principle states that a body immersed in a fluid experiences a buoyant force equal to the weight of the displaced fluid. The Archimedes screw was a machine with a revolving screw shaped blade inside a cylinder which would pump water threw it. The Archimedes screw was created when Archimedes was studying in Egypt and is still used today in Egypt. The Archimedean screw helped the Egyptians pump water out of rivers and helped pump water back into the ocean when hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Another weapon made by Archimedes was the claw that was a crane like arm with a hook that would drop on an attacking ship, swing upwards lifting the ship out of the water and possibly even sinking the ship. Machines of war created by Archimedes helped Syracuse defeat the attack of Roman fleets. The catapults, levers, and pulleys were also created to help defeat the Romans when they tried to attack Syracuse.

Archimedes early advances in mathematics included the first known outline of infinite series which is still used today. Archimedes determined that the area of a circle was equaled to...

...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...

...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...

...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,...

...Title:
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,...

..."Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the world."
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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