Archimedes

Definitions

  • Archimedes taking a Warm Bath
    Archimedes taking a Warm Bath
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Archimedes Greek mathematician and physicist noted for his work in hydrostatics and mechanics and geometry (287-212 BC)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Archimedes (Paleon) An extinct genus of Bryzoa characteristic of the subcarboniferous rocks. Its form is that of a screw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Archimedes A genus of extinct cryptostomatous bryozoans having a broadly spiral zoarium coiled about a solid vertical axis. It is very abundant in the Lower Carboniferous limestones.
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Quotations

  • Ernest Renan
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    “The simplest school boy is now familiar with truths for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.”

Usage

In literature:

With the laws of reflection the ancients, as we know from the performances ascribed to Archimedes, were well acquainted.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Archimedes, his slight estimate of his inventions, ii.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Archimedes, puzzling over this problem, went to his bath.
"Harper's Young People, February 3, 1880" by Various
Such was Archimedes, Hipparchus, Copernicus.
"Pioneers of Science" by Oliver Lodge
The little double crater, Beer, between Archimedes and Timocharis, is very bright.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
Rectification and quadrature of the circle have thus been, since the time of Archimedes at least, practically identical problems.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Intellectually, we are the sons of Plato and Aristotle, of Archimedes and Justinian.
"The Next Step in Religion" by Roy Wood Sellars
Here is the Crater of Archimedes.
"Second Variety" by Philip Kindred Dick
Archimedes had been outdone!
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
Archimedes is drawing a diagram in the sand.
"The Library and Society" by Various
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In news:

The Secrets of Archimedes .
Courtesy of Archimedes Palimpsest Project.
Professor Judson Herrman examines the Archimedes Palimpsest.
In Archimedes ' Puzzle, a New Eureka Moment.
Twenty-two hundred years ago, the great Greek mathematician Archimedes wrote a treatise called the Stomachion.
The Loculus of Archimedes , Solved.
The world's oldest puzzle has been solved 2200 years ago, Archimedes invented a puzzle variously called the Loculus, the Stomachion, the Ostomachion, the Syntemachion, or Archimedes ' Box.
I was somewhat surprised by the unequivocal statement ("Ancient Archimedes Text Turns Up, and It's for Sale" on Oct 27) that Archimedes was "the greatest mathematical genius of the ancient world".
Professor Judson Herrman examines the Archimedes Palimpsest .
Legend tells of Greek engineer and inventor Archimedes using parabolic mirrors to create "heat rays" to burn the ships attacking Syracuse.
Remember the story of Archimedes lolling in his bathtub.
Particle accelerator helps unscrew Archimedes text.
Archimedes was discussing the lever.
While Archimedes was clearly not the first to use a lever, and therefore not the first to understand the point of a lever, he was the first to explain it.
Greek mathematician Archimedes appreciated the power of leverage .
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In science:

We can read modern translations of Archimedes, and they seem familiar to us; the same is true for works of Euclid or Eratosthenes or Galileo.
Fully Digital: Policy and Process Implications for the AAS
The information has certainly been durable (although in the case of Archimedes, not without some close calls; Netz and Noel, 2007).
Fully Digital: Policy and Process Implications for the AAS
Netz, R. and Noel, W. 2007, The Archimedes Codex, Da Capo Press (Philadelphia).
Fully Digital: Policy and Process Implications for the AAS
Exponential spiral (b) The spiral generated by unwrapping a thread around a peg, usually called the involute of a circle (c) The linear or Archimedes’ spiral (d) the ellipse (e) the parabola (f) the hyperbola.
Optimization in Differentiable Manifolds in Order to Determine the Method of Construction of Prehistoric Wall-Paintings
Next, in ”On Spirals”, Archimedes defines linear spiral and gives many fundamental properties and related theorems.
Optimization in Differentiable Manifolds in Order to Determine the Method of Construction of Prehistoric Wall-Paintings
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