Essays Tagged: "Archimedes"

Descartes claims that his existence of a thinking thing is the one certain truth, which can serve as the foundation for all other knowledge.

rch for certainty and to discard as false anything that is open to the slightest doubt. Remembering Archimedes' famous saying that he could shift the entire earth given one immovable point, Descartes ...

(4 pages) 100 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Cogito in Brief.

the body" continues his search for truth, discarding any ideas that may be uncertain. He refers to Archimedes' famous line that given one immovable point, he could shift the entire earth. In the same ...

(4 pages) 85 3 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Archimedes - 287 B.C.E. to ­ 211 B.C.E. His Life and Achievements.

Archimedes is considered one of the three greatest mathematicians of all time along with Newton and ... he last great Greek mathematicians.Born in 287 B.C., in Syracuse, a Greek seaport colony in Sicily, Archimedes was the son of Phidias, the astronomer not the stone cutter of the same name. Archimedes ... ing and anointing himself with olive oil, he would trace figures in the oil on his own skin.Much of Archimedes fame comes from his relationship with Hiero, the king of Syracuse, and Gelon, Hiero's son ...

(3 pages) 55 1 2.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Explains history and simple properties of Density. Relates to a science project on why some crayons float and some sink using the scientific method.

Ever since Archimedes, a Greek mathematician, inventor and physicist who lived from 287 - 212 B.C., exploded ou ... rder to determine that King Heiro's crown was indeed made of gold and not silver covered with gold, Archimedes needed two measurements, volume and density.When a solid object is immersed in water, it ... s called volume. A bar of gold (gold ingot) equal in weight to the crown was sunk in a shallow tub. Archimedes added water to the tub until it was about to over-flow. When the gold was carefully remov ...

(2 pages) 57 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Physics

Civil War

laid the foundation for much scientific examination of the heavens. According to his contemporary, Archimedes, Aristarchus was the first to propose not only a heliocentric universe, but one larger th ...

(4 pages) 32 0 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

All about Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss

Johann Carl Friedrich GaussBorn on April 30, 1777 was the "prince of mathematicians," the "Archimedes of the nineteenth century". He was born in Brunswick, Duchy of Brunswick (which is now ca ...

(2 pages) 21 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics

Marie-Sophie Germain

ans qtd. by Singh). Her interest in mathematics was inspired by her readings of the tragic death of Archimedes, who was murdered at the hands of a Roman soldier because he was too engrossed in a geome ...

(2 pages) 36 0 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Euclid: The Math Wiz

e for the remainder of his life. As a teacher, he was most likely one of the mentors or teachers of Archimedes. All accounts of Euclid describe him as a nice, reasonable, tolerant man who quickly assi ...

(3 pages) 62 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

A historical analysis on the study of optics from pre-Socratic times through the age of Newton. By Adam R.

aking for the last few millennia. Hellenistic philosophers such as Plato, Socrates, Galen, Ptolemy, Archimedes, and Aristotle, have all helped pave the way for those great scientists of the modern era ... al theory of how the eye perceives entities. It is believed that sometime between 287 - 212 B.C.E., Archimedes developed a somewhat advanced theory of reflection, and had began the investigation of re ...

(16 pages) 65 1 3.4 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Archemedes by lizz petri

ArchimedesArchimedes was born in 287 BC in Sy...ArchimedesArchimedes was born in 287 BC in Syracuse, ... 87 BC in Sy...ArchimedesArchimedes was born in 287 BC in Syracuse, a Greek seaport colony in Sicily.Archimedes' father was Phidias. He was an astronomer; this is all we know about his father and we le ... ther was Phidias. He was an astronomer; this is all we know about his father and we learn this from Archimedes' work, The Sandreckoner.Archimedes was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. Archimedes' friend, ...

(2 pages) 34 1 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Archimedes- A biography.

ArchimedesArchimedes was born in Syracuse, Sicily in 287 BC, fathered by an astronomer named Phidias ... ician.It is reported by some authors that he visited Egypt and there invented a device now known as Archimedes' screw. This is a pump, still used in many parts of the world. It is highly likely that, ... s a pump, still used in many parts of the world. It is highly likely that, when he was a young man, Archimedes studied with the successors of Euclid in Alexandria. Certainly he was familiar with the m ...

(2 pages) 26 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

A Brief History of Clocks: From Thales to Ptolemy

to rise begin your harvest; plough when they go down" ( Hesiod 71). Later Greek scientists, such as Archimedes, developed complicated models of the heavens-celestial spheres-that illustrated the "wand ... ering" of the sun, the moon, and the planets against the fixed position of the stars. Shortly after Archimedes, Ctesibus created the Clepsydra in the 2nd century BC. A more elaborate version of the co ...

(12 pages) 33 1 4.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

"The Eureka Phenomenon" by Isaac Asimov

Examples are provided all throughout the story, including the humorous story of King Hieron II and Archimedes.This story in a nutshell was about King Hieron II giving a large amount of gold to a gold ... pulled a fast one on him. He believed that the crown was not 100% gold so he brought the problem to Archimedes, who had the greatest intellect of anyone in the world.Archimedes' only solution to the p ...

(3 pages) 34 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

The History Of The Approximations Of PI

ny ideas and approximations given to people by the Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians and the Chinese (Archimedes Approximations of Pi). Even in the bible were there references to the approximation of pi ... Even in the bible were there references to the approximation of pi. Finally, in 250 BC, a man named Archimedes made a major contribution to mathematics by coming up with a method to approximate the va ...

(3 pages) 774 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers

Archimedes

ArchimedesArchimedes was a Greek mathematician and inventor. He lived from 287-212 BC in Syracuse, S ... r. He lived from 287-212 BC in Syracuse, Sicily. He was responsible for some major discoveries. The Archimedes Principle states that the mass of an object immersed in water is equal to the mass of the ... le states that the mass of an object immersed in water is equal to the mass of the displaced water. Archimedes is also responsible for finding that the ratio of volume and area between a cylinder and ...

(1 pages) 1123 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers

Richard Preston wrote the Cobra Event in 1997. Its characters

en searches Kate Moran's bedroom and finds a box with a paper that says "Human Trial # 1, April 12. Archimedes Fecit." That translates to "Made my Archimedes." These were experiments with small amount ... e were experiments with small amounts of viral glass (virus made into fragile crystals). Meanwhile, Archimedes is creating large quantities of the Cobra virus in his apartment.Archimedes is a man who ...

(3 pages) 2184 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Richard Preston wrote the Cobra Event in 1997. Its characters

en searches Kate Moran's bedroom and finds a box with a paper that says "Human Trial # 1, April 12. Archimedes Fecit." That translates to "Made my Archimedes." These were experiments with small amount ... e were experiments with small amounts of viral glass (virus made into fragile crystals). Meanwhile, Archimedes is creating large quantities of the Cobra virus in his apartment.Archimedes is a man who ...

(3 pages) 2551 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Helicopters: Their Evolution and Ever Changing Role in the Modern World.

a reality. His drawing, and one of his most famous to this day, may have been an adaptation of the Archimedes water screw. The design was recently proven to be impractical for flight, having neither ...

(10 pages) 36 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering

Chimera: A DNA Mystery

best delivery would win. Much like it is today.The use of forensics dates back to 287-312 B.C. when Archimedes proved that a crown wasnot made of gold as claimed. He used the method of water displacem ...

(5 pages) 19 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

It talks about Galileo Galilei's life...

ch were one of the central innovations of his scientific activity. Galileo was deeply influenced by Archimedes principles of statics which he expanded on for his discussion of moving bodies. This law ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2013

Subjects: Science Essays