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Archimedes

Mathematical Genius of the Ancient World
Gow, Mary (Book - 2005 )
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This latest title in the GREAT MINDS OF SCIENCE series offers a look at one of the greatest minds of the ancient world. An original and profound thinker, Archimedes was a mathematician, a physicist, a mechanical engineer, and an inventor. He is most famous for proving the law of the lever and inventing the compound pulley.
Authors: Gow, Mary
Title: Archimedes
mathematical genius of the ancient world
Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2005
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mary Gow
Contents: "Treasures of scientific knowledge"
The son of Phidias
Alexandria and mathematics
The law of the lever
Eureka! Archimedes principle
Circles and spheres
Math at play
Archimedes's inventions
The siege of Syracuse
The Archimedes Palimpsest
ISBN: 0766025020
Branch Call Number: j B-A673g 2005
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 126) and index
Subject Headings: Mathematics Study and teaching (Elementary) Mathematics, Ancient Juvenile literature Mathematicians Greece Biography Juvenile literature Archimedes Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Mathematics
Mathematics, Ancient
Mathematicians
LCCN: 2004028480
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Archimedes was a mathematician, a physicist, a mechanical engineer, and an inventor. He is most famous for proving the law of the lever and inventing the compound pulley.


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