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Archimedes of Syracuse

Rating: 5 stars
Used in Course: Used in course
Submitted by: Matt Imwalle (Student), Apr 18, 2004
Comment: After reading this article I think I now know what I am going to do my final on.
This article on Archimedes was incredible. It gave so much information on the
man its unbelievable. Anybody who is interested with the history of math would
love this article, I never knew that so much happened with math back in his
period of time, B.C.In this article I read that he is considered one of the
greatest mathematicians of all times. I have heard of the name Archimedes before
but I thought he was only a mathematician but acording to the article he
achieved fame by his mechanical inventions. Archimedes was killed in 212 BC
during the capture of Syracuse by the Romans in the Second Punic War after all
his efforts to keep the Romans at bay with his machines of war had failed. After
reading this whole article I have gained a great deal of knowledge on
Archimedes, I never knew any background or information on the man before. He
accomplished many things in his life which also included the publication of many
books he wrote and from what I read died in a very bad way. If I do decide to
write my final on him then this article will be at the top of my works cited