| **ARCHIMEDES** Born: 287 BC in Syracuse, Sicily Died: 212 BC in Syracuse, Sicily
Archimedes designed and contrived machines, such as the water screw, not as matters of any importance, but as mere amusements in geometry. The Achievements of Archimedes.
He is considered by most historians of mathematics as one of the greatest mathematicians of all time
**Links:** The Archimedes Project Archimedes Lab Archimedes Institute Hydrostatics NOVA Biography/Inventions
**Famous Quotes**:
*"...certain things first became clear to me by a mechanical method, had to be proved by geometry afterwards ..."*
"Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I will move the world." |