Archimedes: Genius Mathematician

Archimedes: Genius Mathematician

by Mary Gow




Archimedes was one of the greatest minds of the ancient world. An original and profound thinker, Archimedes was a mathematician, a physicist, a mecanical engineer, and an inventor. He is most well known for proving the law of the lever and inventing the compound pulley. He is also known for famously shouting "Eurekar!"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766065307
Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

1 "Treasures of Scientific Knowledge" 4

2 The Son of Phidias 11

3 Alexandria and Mathematics 18

4 The Law of the Lever 27

5 "Eureka!" Archimedes' Principle 33

6 Circles and Spheres 40

7 Math at Play 49

8 Archimedes' Inventions 57

9 The Siege of Syracuse 64

10 The Archimedes Palimpsets 71

Activities 78

Chronology 82

Chapter Notes 84

Glossary 91

Furghter Reading 94

Index 95

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