Archimedes(287-212 B.C.)

In Archimedes time he performed many proofs. He was referred to the “father of integral calculus” and “father of mathematical physics”. He was also considered by many the greatest mathematician of his time.

Time frame in history
  • Born in 287 B.C. in Syracuse, Sicily
  • Died in 212 B.C. in Syracuse, Sicily
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Archimedes grave stone

Individual primary interests
  • Inventions
    • Compound pulley system
    • Planetarium
    • Water screw
  • Discoveries external image 27238.gif
    • Principle of buoyancy
    • Area of a circle A= π r²




Interesting facts
  • A son of an astronomer
  • Aristocrat
  • Phidias was his father who was an astronomer


Notable quotes
  • When he discovered displacement, he shouted "Eureka"
  • “Give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth”










Works cited

"Archimedes." Science Division - Bellevue College. Web. 12 Nov. 2011.<http://scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/math/archimedes.html>.

"Archimedes Home Page." Computer Science. Web. 12 Nov. 2011.<https://www.cs.drexel.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/contents.html>.

"Archimedes of Syracuse (ca. 287-ca. 212 BC) -- from Eric Weisstein's World of Scientific Biography." ScienceWorld. Web. 12 Nov. 2011.<http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/biography/Archimedes.html>.

"Archimedes Tombstone." Science Division - Bellevue College. Web. 12 Nov. 2011. <http://scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/math/ArchimedesTombstone.html>.


"Picture of Archimedes." 1,000,000 Unique Art Prints. Web. 15 Nov. 2011. <http://www.art-prints-on-demand.com/a/nogari-giuseppe/archimedes-c287-212-bc.html>.


"Picture of Water Screw." 2008/9 Wikipedia Selection for Schools. Web. 15 Nov. 2011. <http://schools-wikipedia.org/wp/a/Archimedes.htm>.