Archimedes (Know About)

Maple Press


In Circulation

Archimedes of Syracuse was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Generally considered the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time, Archimedes anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems, including the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere and the area under a parabola. The human inquisitiveness is so wide that it would take centuries to explore the facts of the world.

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What will you learn from this book

  1. Early Life and Background: Explore Archimedes' early life, upbringing, and cultural context in ancient Greece.

  2. Mathematical Contributions: Highlight Archimedes' significant contributions to mathematics, including his work on geometry, calculus, and the determination of mathematical principles.

  3. Archimedes' Principle: Understand Archimedes' principle and its application to fluid mechanics, particularly the concept of buoyancy.

  4. Inventions and Machines: Explore Archimedes' inventions and mechanical devices, showcasing his innovative and practical approach to problem-solving.

  5. War Machines and Military Engineering: Delve into Archimedes' role in military engineering, designing machines and devices for defense during times of war.

  6. Leverage and the Law of the Lever: Understand Archimedes' contributions to the study of leverage and the formulation of the law of the lever.

  7. Archimedes' Screw: Learn about the Archimedes' screw, an ancient device for raising water, and its significance in engineering and agriculture.

  8. The Method of Exhaustion: Explore Archimedes' use of the method of exhaustion, a precursor to integral calculus, in calculating areas and volumes of geometric shapes.

  9. Archimedes' Death and Legacy: Reflect on the circumstances surrounding Archimedes' death and the lasting legacy he left in the fields of mathematics and science.

  10. Historical and Cultural Context: Gain insights into the historical and cultural context of ancient Greece, providing a backdrop to Archimedes' life and achievements.

Language English
ISBN-10 9350334208
ISBN-13 9789350334201
No of pages 80
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Book Publisher Maple Press
Published Date 26 Aug 2015

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