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Math Blast

Math Blast

From the Past

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Archimedes

Archimedes

Syracuse

(then part of Greece)

287-212 BC

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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.

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

x2

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Italian postage stamp honoring Archimedes May 2, 1983 Scott Catalogue Number 1559

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.

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Archimedes water screw

Archimedes water screw

This is a pump, still used in many parts of the world.

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A 1740 engraving of Archimedes planning the defenses of Syracuse. The Greek writing on his cap is

A 1740 engraving of Archimedes planning the defenses of Syracuse. The Greek writing on his cap is

(Archimedes the geometer).

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Archimedes designed many tools for defending Syracuse from invasion. This is a model of how one of Archimedes

Archimedes designed many tools for defending Syracuse from invasion. This is a model of how one of Archimedes

war gadgets may have worked.

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Archimedes water screw

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Archimedes water screw

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Archimedes water screw

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A detail of a wall painting in the Stanzino delle Matematiche in the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy. Painted by Giulio Parigi (1571-1635) in the years 1599-1600.

A detail of a wall painting in the Stanzino delle Matematiche in the Galleria degli Uffizi in Florence, Italy. Painted by Giulio Parigi (1571-1635) in the years 1599-1600.

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Burning Mirror

Burning Mirror

Archimedes used mirrors to reflect and intensify the sun, causing the ships to catch on fire.

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Wall painting from the Stanzino delle Matematiche in the Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy). Painted by Giulio Parigi (1571-1635) in the years 1599-1600.

Wall painting from the Stanzino delle Matematiche in the Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Italy). Painted by Giulio Parigi (1571-1635) in the years 1599-1600.

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