Archimedes was known for several things, a few were Infinitesimals, Hydraulics’s, levers and two things that were named after him they were Archimedes' Principle and Archimedes' Screw. He was born in c. 287 BC in Syracuse Sicily, he died in c. 212 BC said to be around the age of 75. In his lifetime he had many great works in mathematics, physics, engineering, inventing and he was also and astronomer. He was considered to be one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. He came up with a way to calculate the area under the arch of a parabola. He used the exhaustion method to calculate this and to give a remarkably accurate approximation of pi. He also came up with a system for expressing very large numbers. One of the things he was most famous for was being able to use infinitesimals in a way similar to modern integral calculus. In a piece of work called On the Sphere and Cylinder, he states “that any magnitude when added to itself enough times will exceed any given magnitude.” This was called Archimedean property of real numbers. In another of his works called The Sand Reckoner, he sets out to prove he can calculate the number of grains of sand in the entire universe. He was quoted to say “There are some, King Gelo who think that the number of the sand is infinite in multitude : and I mean by the sand not only that which exists about Syracuse and the rest of Sicily but also that which is found in every region whether inhabited or uninhabited.” In order to prove this statement he devised a system of counting based on the myriad, which came from the Greek murias for the number 10,000. He concluded that in order to calculate the number of grains of sand it required to fill the universe would be 8 vigintillion or 8 x 10 to the 63rd power.

Archimedes was also famous for his writings, most of his writings had to do with...

...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 for the invention of the lever even though it was used thousand of years before his time despite the fact that he did not invent it. He only gave an explanation of the principal involved in his work. Once He had made the statement “If I were to have a place to stand, I would be able to move the entire earth”.
Another invention Archimedes had invented was the Archimedes screw. This invention helps to bring water from lower areas to higher grounds by a rotating screw inside a tube constantly. The water is forced out the tube even though the water is at lower ground. This invention is also used today.
Also an interesting invention Archimedes invented was the Heat Ray. This was used to destroy enemy ships by catching a part of the ship on fire then having it burn all the way down. People have tested this invention out to see if it was true for example, in 1973 a Greek scientist Ioannis Sakkas but had failed. In 2006 the Mythbusters had...

...Michael 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 research showing that Archimedes is thought to be a relative of King Hiero II. King Hiero II questioned a crown made for him. Archimedes studied the crown and discovered the purity of the gold in the crown. Archimedes was sitting in a bath house, watching water running from the crown of King Hiero II, observing the pattern of the water, Archimedes figured the excess of bulk with the introduction of certain alloys can be measured by placing the crown with an equal weight of gold in a separate container filled with water. This observation showed the difference of overflow; and the birth of the Archimedes Screw.
Education
Phidias, Archimedes father did not want his son in Syracuse during the times of war, living a life of luxury, Archimedes was allowed o peruse the finer things in life, education. Greek families at the time wanted children to be knowledgeable, knowledge at that time was...

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Antonio Resendiz
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, Syracuse was a hub of commerce, art and science. As a youth in Syracuse Archimedes developed his natural curiosity and penchant for problem solving. When Archimedes was done learning new things in Syracuse, he then decided to traveled to Egypt in order to study in Alexandria. He made this decision because Alexandria had earn a reputation for great learning and was highly advanced society by Archimedes standards.
Archimedes was also an engineer, inventor and astronomer.Archimedes was best known throughout most of history for his military innovations like his siege engines and mirrors to harness and focus the power of the sun, as well as levers, pulleys and pumps . But his most famous invention was his screw pump, known as the Archimedes' Screw. This innovation is still use in many parts of the world for irrigation. But what really made Archimedes happy was his true passion for mathematics. Historians know this because of a discovery in 1906 of...

...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, formulae for the volumes of solids of revolution, and an ingenious system for expressing very large numbers. Archimedes had proven that the sphere has two thirds of the volume and surface area of the cylinder and regarded this as the greatest of his mathematical achievements.
Some of Archimedes' greatest writings are preserved on a palimpsest which has been rediscovered and properly studied only since 1998.
Although Newton may have been the most important mathematician, and Gauss the greatest theorem prover, it is widely accepted that Archimedes was the greatest genius who ever lived.The works of Archimedes were written in Doric Greek, the dialect of ancient Syracuse.[53] The written work of Archimedes has not survived as well as that of Euclid, and seven of his treatises are known to have existed only through references made to them by other authors. Pappus of Alexandria mentions On Sphere-Making and another work on...

..."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 they were able to afford to send him to school. When he became a teenager, he studied in Alexandria, Egypt in school that was run by students of Euclid. Euclid was known as the father of geometry which helped Archimedes learn about how to calculate angles for his inventions. There is not a lot of information about Archimedes personal life, like whether he was married or had children. He was killed during the battle of Syracuse when the Romans invaded. Even though there were orders to not kill Archimedes, he was killed by a soldier who didn’t know him.
Archimedes made a lot of contributions and is considered one of the greatest mathematicians of all times. He invented machines to protect Syracuse, pulley systems, the Archimedean screw, the planetariums and Archimedes mirror. The Archimedes mirror is also called the Death Ray and is supposed to have caught passing Roman ships on fire during...

...Book Reviews
The book is based on the author’s PhD thesis and was written
with the support of a series of Palm Island Aboriginal Councils.
The author’s interest in the history of Palm Island dates back to her
contact with Rachael Cummins when Rachael was at boarding school
in Brisbane. Rachael, a Bwgcolman woman, and a former Deputy
Chair of the Palm Island Aboriginal Council provided introductions
to people willing to tell their story. These personal accounts provide
an enlightening backdrop to the available historical records.
As Watson states – “Palm Island people have an extraordinary past.
It is rich, staggeringly brave, stoic, humorous, tragic, and inspiring
history to which these words can never do justice”. This history is a
valuable addition to the literature about the colonial determinants of
Aboriginal health. It makes the epidemiological information we have
about Indigenous health ‘live’. More importantly, it demonstrates
the strength of Aboriginal people’s ‘fire in the belly’ to control their
own future. We are left in no doubt that to improve Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander health and to enable Palm Island to flourish
and prosper we must provide health technical advice, resources,
and funding in partnership with Bwgcolman. But more than that,
we must do community health development in the Bwgcolman way.
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...Talent Management Strategy
Formulate a talent management strategy to encompass the entire talent requirements of the organization.
Epperson Fit Factory is a wellness center consisting of 200 employees in which 20 of those employees are in leadership positions. The talent management strategy of the wellness center is that employee engagement is the organization’s first priority because without the motivation of employees productivity goals will not be met and the customers we serve will not be loyal. In order to motivate employees Epperson Fit Factory not only formally and informally recognizes employees; we also offer a competitive benefits package, competitive salary and an effortless sense of family.
In order to offer a competitive salary and benefits package, Epperson Fit Factory will research other wellness centers in the region. We will offer at least a 5% increase in pay and ability to increase pay through higher productivity and exceeding goals. The organization will offer vacation pay, sick pay, discounted child care and monthly after hour gatherings where employees may bring family members and mingle amongst one another. Epperson Fit Factory will also work with employees to find out what their goals are and how we can help them meet them through tuition reimbursement, on the job training, networking and shadowing.
Determine the key components of talent management, including identifying,...

...Talent acquisition is a term used to talk about the process of finding, attracting, or otherwise acquiring talented people to work for a company, as well as the steps taken to retain them as employees. Since many companies rely on their employees for success, this aspect of business is extremely important for the longevity of any company. There are many different talent acquisition techniques that may be successful for a company, but given the difficulties with this process, many companies practice recruitment process outsourcing. Otherwise, talent acquisition is usually overseen by a company's human resources department, who may utilize a variety of strategies to get the best talent for the most reasonable cost.
For many businesses that do not require skilled individuals, talent acquisition is not a large problem. It is primarily companies that require workers with specific talents other than being able to perform basic service functions that need good strategies for hiring workers. For example, a graphic design company or a magazine may wish to attract individuals who have a lot of perceived prestige in the field, and a computer company might wish to hire a programmer who has already demonstrated an impressive knack for programming. The key to talent acquisition is usually to hire people who have a lot of potential and mold them into good employees, but it is important to...

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