
Who?
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Was born 2293 years ago and lived from 287 BCE  212 BCE. Was also a native of Syracuse, Sicily.
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Archimedes, was an influential mathematician of his time.
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His methods anticipated calculus 2000 years before Newton or Leibniz revolutionized it. His contributions revolutionized Geometry with his ideas and concepts.
• Ran through the streets naked yelling "Eureka" I've solved it.
Historical Significance
• Archimedes invented many important things such as pulley system which is one of the most important inventions of all time, and a descendant of the common day pump called the Archimedean screw pumping device. This device is still used in many parts of the world.
• He perfected a method to help him find areas, volumes, surface areas and also gave an accurate answer to π.




Images:
Above Archimedes' experiment
Top Left Archimedes working on a plane equilibrium
Left Statue of Archimedes
Bottom Archimedes' yelling 'Eureka!'
Related Links:
•http://www.inria.fr/actualites/inedit/images/Archimedes.jpg
•http://numbers.computation.free.fr/Constants/Pi/archimedes.jpg
•http://www.nku.edu/~math/pages/about/images/archimedes.jpg
•http://express.howstuffworks.com/gif/expresssubmarinearchimedes.gif


