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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071
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Precalculus: Mathematics for Calcu...

6th Edition
Stewart + 5 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780840068071

Solutions

Chapter 1.6, Problem 90E
To determine

Write a short essay on Mathematician, Archimedes.

Expert Solution

Answer to Problem 90E

The mathematician, Archimedes.

Explanation of Solution

Calculation:

Here, we have to write a short essay on Mathematician, Archimedes.

Archimedes of Syracuse, considered as one of the greatest Mathematician in our history. His greatest contribution in mathematics was in the area of geometry. He is also an engineer and inventor.

Archimedes was born in Syracuse, Greece in 287BC and died in 212BC due to an attack by a roman soldier who did not know who Archimedes was. His education was in Alexandria, in Egypt. After completing education in Alexandria, he came back to stayed Syracuse all his rest of life. It is still unknown that weather he was married or not.

Contributions:

  1. He discovered principal of buoyancy.

  2. He discovered how to find the volume of the sphere.

  3. He discovered the exact value of pi(π=227=3.14) .

  4. He was the first person to invent integral calculus.

  5. He found the scientific notation for powers of ten.

  6. He discovered the formulae to find the area under the curve.

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