Person: Heron Of Alexandria


Heron or Hero of Alexandria was an important geometer and worker in mechanics who invented many machines including a steam turbine. His best known mathematical work is the formula for the area of a triangle in terms of the lengths of its sides.

Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):

Born about AD 10, (possibly) Alexandria, Egypt. Died about AD 75.

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African, Ancient Babylonian, Ancient Chinese, Ancient Greek, Astronomy, Chinese, Geometry, Origin Egypt, Physics, Special Numbers And Numerals

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