Michael Rice
Applying math to real life
September 3, 2010
Obituary for Archimedes of Syracuse
Archimedes was born in Syracuse, Italy in 287 B.C. His father was Pheidias, who happened to be an astronomer. He studied at Alexandria, Egypt. He was also close friends with the King of Syracuse. He died in 212 B.C. Archimedes performed numerous geometric proofs using the rigid geometric formalism outlined by Euclid, excelling especially at computing areas and volumes using the method of exhaustion. He was especially proud of his discovery for finding the volume of a sphere, showing that it is two thirds the volume of the smallest cylinder that can contain it. At his request, the figure of a sphere and cylinder was engraved on his tombstone. In fact, it is often said that Archimedes would have invented calculus if the Greeks had only possessed a more tractable mathematical notation. By inscribing and circumscribing polygons on a circle. Archimedes was also an outstanding engineer, formulating Archimedes' principle of buoyancy and the law of the lever. Legend has it that Archimedes discovered his principle of buoyancy, which states that the buoyancy force is equal to the weight of the liquid displaced, while taking a bath, upon which he is supposed to have run naked through the streets of Syracuse shouting "Eureka!" (I have found it). Archimedes is also purported to have invented the Archimedean screw. Some of Archimedes's geometric proofs were actually motivated by mechanical arguments which led him to the correct answer. During the Roman siege of Syracuse, he is said to have single-handedly defended the city by constructing lenses to focus the Sun's light on Roman ships and huge cranes to turn them upside down. When the Romans finally broke the siege, Archimedes was killed by a Roman soldier after snapping at him "Don't disturb my circles," a reference to a geometric figure he had outlined on the sand.

...Dominic Sachs
2nd block
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...

...Gray
Biography of a Mathematician
Archimedes, one of the greatest mathematicians, engineers, physicist, inventors, and astronomer's in history. Ranked with the likes of Isaac Newton and Carl Gauss, Archimedes contributions to math include the area of geometry, number theory, algebra, and theorems of plane.
Birth
Archimedes was born in Syracuse, Greece on the island of Sicily in 287 BC. Son of Pheidias, a well-known astronomer, and...

...Mrs. Frenzel
05/08/15
Algebra II
ArchimedesArchimedes was born in the city of Syracuse on the island of Sicily in 287 BC. He was the son of an astronomer and mathematician named Phidias. Some historians say that his family belonged to the nobility of Syracuse, and that his family was in some way related to that of Hiero II, King of Syracuse. Syracuse was the city Archimedes live,...

...Archimedes of Syracuse (287 BC – 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Archimedes is generally considered to be the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time. He used the method of exhaustion to calculate the area under the arc of a parabola with the summation of an infinite series, and gave a remarkably accurate approximation of pi. He also defined the spiral bearing his name,...

...Title: Density, Alcohol Content and the Archimedes Principle
(Performed 09/11/13)
Report submitted by:
Purpose: Part I was to examine three different objects of the same material in order to identify the type of metal. We used the water displacement method and the buoyancy method according to Archimedes Principle. Part II was to find the density of ethanol by mass. We used a 25.0mL graduated cylinder and a 25.00mL volumetric...

...PHYSICAL PROPERTIES: DENSITY
Introduction
According to the definition Density is the physical property that allows us to compare the mass of substances for a specific volume. In this Lab activity that took place in Deree College, Agia Paraskevi Campus we deal with the density of solids and density of liquids. The main purpose of this experiment is to understand what in reality density means, how we can measure it,...

...35.46
13
2.72g/cm3
53.95
11
4.9g/cm3
During the lab, the whole purpose of the lab was to determine density of both regular and irregular shaped objects. Throughout the lab I found out that both of the small and large silver rod, do not have the same density, and also found out that the gold rod is not real gold.
My hypothesis is that since, the large and small silver rod has about the same density I believe that they would have about the same amount...

...Lab Report
Question- Why do few objects float in water where as others sink?
Hypothesis- I think the objects that have a greater density than water will sink. So whichever object has a density more than 1g/cm³ will sink in water. This is known as relative density where the density of the substance is compared to the density of water. Hence, the object that has a greater mass: volume ratio than water will sink....

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