Archimedes: What Did He Do Beside Cry Eureka? (Classroom Resource Materials) (Paperback)

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Many people have heard two things about Archimedes: he was the greatest mathematician of antiquity, and he ran naked from his bath crying 'Eureka '. However, few people are familiar with the actual accomplishments upon which his enduring reputation rests, and it is the aim of this book to shed light upon this matter. Archimedes' ability to achieve so much with the few mathematical tools at his disposal was astonishing. He made fundamental advances in the fields of geometry, mechanics, and hydrostatics. No great mathematical expertise is required of the reader, and the book is well illustrated with over 100 diagrams. It will prove fascinating to students and professional mathematicians alike.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780883857182
ISBN-10: 0883857189
Publisher: Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Publication Date: September 2nd, 1999
Pages: 164
Language: English
Series: Classroom Resource Materials

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