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Archimedes of Syracuse (c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Among his advances in physics are the foundations of hydrostatics, statics and an explanation of the principle of the lever. He is credited with designing ... more »

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  • ''Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth.''
    Archimedes (c. 287-203 B.C.), Greek scientist, mathematician. Quoted in Mathematical Collection, book VIII, proposition 10, section 11, Pappus of Alex...
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