Archimedes Contributions

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Archimedes was a supreme mathematician of his time period. His contributions in geometry enhanced the subject of mathematics. He invented a extensive selection of machines such as pulleys and the Archimidean screw pumping device. According to the encyclopedia britannica “Archimedes (287 - 212 B.C.) was born at Syracuse of Sicily as a son of the astronomer Pheidias. It is said that Archimedes was a relative of Hieron, the king of Syracuse.”
Archimedes as a youngster learnt many things from the disciples of the mathematician Euclid. Archimedes is one of the most significant mathematicians of ancient Greece. He had a number of contributions in mathematics. In making these significant contributions Archimedes also became one of the three
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Some of his stories that contributed to this was when he said that he could move the Earth if he was given a fixed point which ended up being his theory of leverage. In proving this statement Archimedes took a large lever and moved a huge ship all by himself. He also discovered buoyancy when he was having a bath. According to Macrone M (1994) He was so excited about his discovery that he ran naked on to the street, shouting "Eureka!", which meant "I 've got it". Archimedes died when Romanians attacked his country. Some Romanian soldiers got into Archimedes ' camp secretly and killed him. However, the achievements of Archimedes in mathematics were still very significant. He gave original ideas and logical proofs when problems arose. Which the reason is as said before why he is considered to be one of the three most significant ancient Greek mathematicians with Euclid and Apollonius of Perga, and also one of the three most important mathematicians with Newton and…show more content…
There were forty four propositions that Archimedes made. Proposition one states that if a polygon be circumscribed about a circle, the perimeter of the circumscribed polygon is greater than the perimeter of the circle. Archimedes started with six definitions and five hypothesis. His fifth hypothesis later became the famous Axiom of Archimedes, "For any two line segments with length a and b, if a < b , then there exists a natural number n such that na > b ." T. L. Heath (written in 1912), Zhu Enkuan, Li Wenming (translated in 1998) .
According to T. L. Heath (written in 1912), Zhu Enkuan, Li Wenming (translated in 1998) “In proposition 33: The volume of a sphere is equal to 4 times the area of the largest circle it contains. Proposition 34 states that, " the volume of a sphere is 4 times the volume of the cone with height equal to the radius of the sphere and the base identical to the largest circle the sphere
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