Person: Archimedes Of Syracuse


Archimedes was the greatest mathematician of his age. His contributions in geometry revolutionised the subject and his methods anticipated the integral calculus. He was a practical man who invented a wide variety of machines including pulleys and the Archimidean screw pumping device.

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Born 287 BC, Syracuse, Sicily (now Italy). Died 212 BC, Syracuse, Sicily (now Italy).

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Algebra, Analysis, Ancient Arab, Ancient Greek, Ancient Indian, Astronomy, Geometry, Origin Italy, Number Theory, Physics, Puzzles And Problems, Special Numbers And Numerals, Topology

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  1. O’Connor, John J; Robertson, Edmund F: MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive