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Archimedes : mathematical genius of the ancient world

Author: Mary Gow
Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, ©2005.
Series: Great minds of science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This latest title in the Great Minds of Science series offers a look at one of the greatest minds of the ancient world. An original and profound thinker, Archimedes was a mathematician, a physicist, a mechanical engineer, and an inventor. He is most famous for proving the law of the lever and inventing the compound pulley. Profiles the life and accomplishments of the third-century B.C. Greek mathematician and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Archimedes; Archimedes; Archimedes.
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Gow
ISBN: 0766025020 9780766025028
OCLC Number: 57143360
Description: 128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Treasures of scientific knowledge" --
The son of Phidias --
Alexandria and mathematics --
The law of the lever --
Eureka! Archimedes principle --
Circles and spheres --
Math at play --
Archimedes's inventions --
The siege of Syracuse --
The Archimedes Palimpsest.
Series Title: Great minds of science.
Responsibility: Mary Gow.
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This latest title in the Great Minds of Science series offers a look at one of the greatest minds of the ancient world. An original and profound thinker, Archimedes was a mathematician, a physicist, a mechanical engineer, and an inventor. He is most famous for proving the law of the lever and inventing the compound pulley. Profiles the life and accomplishments of the third-century B.C. Greek mathematician and inventor, including his geometrical discoveries, solar system model, and military machines.

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