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4 Remarkable Inventions Of Archimedes That Still Baffle Us

by Dattatreya Mandal, Hexapolis

Last month, we talked about the ten ‘hi-tech’ weapons from history, and how these crafty designs were far ahead of their times. And, speaking of being ‘ahead of times’ very few can surpass the sheer ingenuity possessed by the great Archimedes. An Ancient Greek engineer, inventor, astronomer and a mathematician, he is known for devising a range of mathematical concepts, including – infinitesimals and the method of exhaustion (for determining famous geometrical theorems, like area of a circle), the approximation of the value of pi, and a system of exponentiation for defining very large numbers. Continue reading 4 Remarkable Inventions Of Archimedes That Still Baffle Us