ARCHIMEDES OF SYRACUSE
# Archimedes of Syracuse was a Greek Mathematician, Physicist, Astronomer, Engineer and Inventor and born on c 287 BC ( where c represents circa)
# He anticipated in modern calculus, analysis to determine the infinitesimal and also prove some geometrical theorems such as area of a circle, surface area, volume of a sphere and area under parabola.
# Syracuse is the birth place of Archimedes so why we called him a ” Archimedes of Syracuse”.
# He was the first to measure the accurate approximation of “Pi”.
# He was the master of geometry and hence solve various theorems.
#Archimedes best discovery was that problem which he faced as one day when he was in his tub and taking a bath, he noticed when he got in, the level of the water rose up. Then he realized that this method could be used to determine volume of a crown ( as according to Vitrivius, King Hiero II of Syracuse who supplied a pure gold to be used and asked Archimedes to determine if it is a silver that had been substituted for honest).
# This law was / is also known as “Hydrostatics” or “Archimede’s Principle”.
# He was / is known for his mirror reflecting “Heat Ray” as he used this method for Roman ships so as to burn their ships.
The “Quadratic Equation of Parabola” where area is enclosed by parabola and the straight line is 4/3. times the area of the corresponding inscribed triangle.
# On “Field Medal” (which is a honor for Mathematicians to receive this medal), Archimedes portrait carries on it.
# He was / is consider to be the one of the greatest and legend scientist of all time.