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"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." -- Archimedes
Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek: ; c. 287 BC — c. 212 BC) was a 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. Among his advances in physics are the foundations of hydrostatics, statics and an explanation of the principle of the lever. He is credited with designing innovative machines, including siege engines and the screw pump that bears his name. Modern experiments have tested claims that Archimedes designed machines capable of lifting attacking ships out of the water and setting ships on fire using an array of mirrors.

Archimedes is generally considered to be the greatest mathematician of antiquity and one of the greatest of all time. He used the method of exhaustion to calculate the area under the arc of a parabola with the summation of an infinite series, and gave a remarkably accurate approximation of pi. He also defined the spiral bearing his name, formulae for the volumes of surfaces of revolution and an ingenious system for expressing very large numbers.

Archimedes died during the Siege of Syracuse when he was killed by a Roman soldier despite orders that he should not be harmed. Cicero describes visiting the tomb of Archimedes, which was surmounted by a sphere inscribed within a cylinder. Archimedes had proven that the sphere has two thirds of the volume and surface area of the cylinder (including the bases of the latter), and regarded this as the greatest of his mathematical achievements.

Unlike his inventions, the mathematical writings of Archimedes were little known in antiquity. Mathematicians from Alexandria read and quoted him, but the first comprehensive compilation was not made until c. 530 AD by Isidore of Miletus, while commentaries on the works of Archimedes written by Eutocius in the sixth century AD opened them to wider readership for the first time. The relatively few copies of Archimedes' written work that survived through the Middle Ages were an influential source of ideas for scientists during the Renaissance, while the discovery in 1906 of previously unknown works by Archimedes in the Archimedes Palimpsest has provided new insights into how he obtained mathematical results.

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Total Books: 27
The Works of Archimedes
2014 - The Works of Archimedes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781614276777
ISBN-10: 1614276773
Genres: History, Science & Math
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Archimedes Opera Omnia 3 Volume Set
2013 - Archimedes Opera Omnia 3 Volume Set [Cambridge Library Collection - Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781108062589
ISBN-10: 110806258X
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Geometrical Solutions Derived From Mechanics A Treatise Of Archimedes
2010 - Geometrical Solutions Derived From Mechanics a Treatise of Archimedes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781172263691
ISBN-10: 1172263698
Genre: History
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Oeuvres D'archimde
2010 - Oeuvres D'archimde [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143396250
ISBN-10: 1143396251
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Archimedis Opera Omnia
2010 - Archimedis Opera Omnia [German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143521249
ISBN-10: 1143521242
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Method of Archimedes Recently Discovered by Heiberg
2009 - The Method of Archimedes Recently Discovered By Heiberg (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781112506130
ISBN-10: 1112506136
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The Works of Archimedes Edited in Modern Notation with Introductory Chapters
2009 - The Works of Archimedes Edited in Modern Notation with Introductory Chapters [Cambridge Library Collection - Mathematics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781108006156
ISBN-10: 1108006159
Genre: Science & Math
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The Works of Archimedes Volume 1 The Two Books On the Sphere and the Cylinder Translation and Commentary
Archimedis De Iis Quae Vehuntur In Aqua Book 1
2009 - Archimedis De IIs Quae Vehuntur in Aqua Book 1 [1565 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104618353
ISBN-10: 1104618354
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Archimeds Zwey Bucher Uber Kugel Und Cylinder Ebendesselben Kreismessung
2009 - Archimeds Zwey Bucher Uber Kugel Und Cylinder Ebendesselben Kreismessung [1798 - German Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104618360
ISBN-10: 1104618362
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Works of Archimedes Edited in Modern Notation with Introductory Chapters by T L Heath
The Works of Archimedes Volume 1 The Two Books On the Sphere and the Cylinder  Translation and Commentary
Abhandlungen
2003 - Abhandlungen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783817132010
ISBN-10: 3817132018
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TES Management Guide for Heads and Senior Staff
1997 - Tes Management Guide for Heads and Senior Staff (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780750628020
ISBN-10: 0750628022
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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1993 - Snet Site Licence Pack [Archimedes] (Other)
1980 - Archimedes in the Middle Ages/2 Parts [The University of Wisconsin publications in medieval science] (Hardcover)
Opera Omnia vol III Eutocii commentarii Scholia Indices
Opera Omnia Vol III Eutocii Commentarii Scholia Indices [Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana - Latin Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783519010647
ISBN-10: 351901064X
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Opera Omnia vol IV Ueber Einander Beruehrende Kreise
Opera Omnia Vol IV Ueber Einander Beruehrende Kreise [Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana - Latin Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783519010654
ISBN-10: 3519010658
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