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Archimedes Principle
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...Archimedes’ Principle Theoretically, density, or rather specific density of parent material determines whether an object sinks or floats when immersed in water. Specific gravity is the ration of a material’s density to that of water. Practically, the physical properties of volume, density, and mass are related as d = m/v. Experiments that study the floating and sinking properties of different materials are practical application of Archimedes Principle (Smith 15). According to the principle, volume of liquid displaced when an object is immersed in water is directly related to the weight of the immersed object. Below are tabulated results indicating numerous physical properties... of different...
Biography of Archimedes
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...Archimedes Roll No: Teacher: 4th May 2009 Biography of Archimedes We often think of ancient civilizations as ones that seem to be lacking in knowledge because they did not have the blessings of technology and the comforts we enjoy. However, when we look at other civilizations from this myopic point of view, we miss out upon some truly exceptional minds and discoveries. He discovered mathematical equations, invented tools and developed theories that were far superior to any that his generation had ever seen. Archimedes also made discoveries in astronomy, engineering, and optics. As well as being a great inventor, Archimedes was also a theorist. Archimedes may be from an ancient... Biography of...
The works of Archimedes
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...Archimedes Eureka! Eureka! This is the now famous word uttered by Archimedes in the (possibly apocryphal) story of how he discovered the concept of mass while taking a bath and noting that the water level rose as he descended into it and that the mass of his body displaced an equal amount that could be measured. He supposedly ran through the streets afterwards shouting, “Eureka, Eureaka!” which mean “I found it, I found it” (Zorman). It is interesting to note that almost all we know about the contributions of Archimedes to the world of science comes from three manuscripts discovered by the historian Johan Ludvig Heiberg and designated by him as codices A, B, and C. Codex C, of Byzantine... The Works of...
Life and Death of Archimedes
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...Archimedes The life story of Archimedes takes a modern reader to an exciting journeyinto “the genius of Hellenic learning” (Roller quoted in Jaeger 235). Indeed, there cannot be found a single word to describe the genius of Archimedes – one of the greatest scientists of antiquity. He has earned his fame as “the father of mathematics” (Hasan 1), but he has been equally celebrated as a philosopher, engineer, physicist, astronomer, and inventor. Jaeger in her research “Archimedes and the Roman Imagination”, compares Archimedes to Albert Einstein, stating he was “a symbol of intellect” known and respected by many and understood by few (Jaeger 7). My goal in this paper is to explore... The Number 20 March...
Solve for the value of pi
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...Archimedes to Machin. The first mathematical and theoretical proof of pi was given by Archimedes, a brilliant mathematician in old times. Archimedes showed that pi is a value between two numbers; 223/71 and 22/7. This can be mathematically denoted as: This derivation used by Archimedes is based on the equation of the area of a circle,, which he derived by using a simple system of equations. In the derivation of pi, Archimedes used a system where regular polygons were inscribed and circumscribed on a circle... ?Calculation of Pi For many years, mathematicians have recognized that the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is a constant value, a value that has come to be known as pi. The...
Measuring density of an irregular object
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...Archimedes invention that the problem of measuring the volume of irregularly shaped object was completely resolved. From Archimedes discovery, the volume of water displaced by a completely submerged object was realized to be similar to the volume of the object, which is submerged in water. Having determined the volume, it is used in the determination of the density of the object after the mass of the object is established through measuring (Franklin Turner Jones, 2007). This paper seeks to give an in-depth analysis... of the determination of the density of an irregularly shaped body. 2.0 Relevance of Your Testable Question The research seeks to realize the volume of the irregular object,...
Determining the density of an irregular solid.
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...Archimedes invention that the problem of measuring the volume of irregularly shaped object was completely resolved. From Archimedes discovery, the volume of water displaced by a completely submerged object was realized to be similar to the volume of the object, which is submerged in water. Having determined the volume, it is used in the determination of the density of the object after the mass of the object is established through measuring (Franklin Turner Jones, 2007). This paper seeks to give an in-depth analysis... of the determination of the density of an irregularly shaped body. 2.0 Relevance of Your Testable Question The research seeks to realize the volume of the irregular object,...
Finding number PI
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...Archimedes’s Method for Finding the Value of π 4 4.Modern Method: Borweins’ Algorithm For Computation of π 7 5.Conclusion 8 Bibliography 9 1. Introduction The challenge posed by the ubiquitous mathematical entity called “Pi” (π) has intrigued mankind from time immemorial. Defined as the constant ratio between the circumference of a circle and its diameter, this number has drawn the attention of mathematicians of all periods in the history, mainly because it is an irrational number with a literally unending series of places after the decimal, and has graduated... first attempts to determine the value of π date back to around 2000 B.C., when the Babylonians and Egyptians approached the problem...
Numerical integral
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...Archimedes of Syracuse (Elroy 63). Cavalieri was one of the pioneer proponents of the idea that quantities too small cannot be divided into halves, in a concept known... Mathematics 13 November Numerical Integral The history of integrals s back to the 17th century. The basis of integrals was formed in about 1635 by an Italian mathematician known as Cavalieri. His work was the fundamental modern step towards the branch of calculus. However, the development of integrals has had many contributions by different mathematicians. Before the development of integral calculus by Gottfried Wilheim Von Leibnz and Sir Isaac Newton, several other mathematicians had made several developments using the ideas of...
History of Mathematics Essay
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...Archimedes' Law of the Lever works. Give an example of how this theory could be used today. According to Archimedes, objects... HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS TEST 2 Discuss the idea of number mysticism. Give concrete examples of the mysticism surrounding the numbers through 10, and any other numbers with superstitions attached to them. Which of these still exist today A certain aspect of number mysticism is older than the Pythagoreans. The number seven had been thought of as a special number for perfection in many early cultures. The idea may be from the seven stars or planets that name the days of the week: Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Saturn (What is the Origin of the Seven Day Week). The ...
Squaring the Circle and Trisecting an Angle
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...Archimedes has better precision which approximates the to be in the range of 3+1/7 and 3+10/71... Running Head: Squaring the Circle and Trisecting an Angle Squaring the Circle and Trisecting an Angle: and Discussion Name Course Name, Semester No, Class Level Supervisor Name June 20, 2009 Introduction to Squaring the Circle and Trisecting an Angle Greek Mathematicians were amazed by the complexity of three geometrical constructions - squaring the circle, doubling the cube and trisecting an angle. These problems have kept the interest of mathematicians alive through generations. The present article studies the problem of trisecting an angle and squaring the circle. There are reasonable differences...
Exam 1
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...Archimedes The Archimedes’ principle is probably the most known of his work. This defines the laws of floating bodies and is one of the basic laws through which shipbuilding, mining and metallurgy are founded. His original theories on levers, screws and the pulley system are responsible for forming a basis for mechanics.... Western civilization questions Part Question 2 Gender is a social construct deeply rooted in social sand is responsible for patterns within societies that tend to stratify roles and structure relationships between women and men, boys and girls. In ancient hunter/gatherer societies such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, Assyria, the Hebrew society, Persia, and Archaic Greece (Minoans and...
Lunar Surface
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...Archimedes: 29.7°N/4.0°W  b. Copernicus: 9.7°N/20.1°W c. Kepler: 8.1°N/38.0°W d. Tycho: 43.4°S/11.1°W e. Pitatus: 29.9°S/13.5°W  Mountain Ranges a. Caucasus: 38.4°N/10.0°E b. Apenninus: 18.9°N/3.7°W  Mission Landing Site a. Apollo 11: 0.7°N/23.4°E b. Apollo 17: 20.2°N/30.8°E  After viewing these features answer the following questions. Describe the origin of the lunar maria: Once upon a time Galileo thought that the mares were the remnants of large oceans, but ultimately they are the actually the locations of, long ago, lava... 1. Explore the web and find a detailed photographic maps of the lunar surface. 2. Search the internet for the information on a lunar...
Math Project
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...Archimedes,who lived in the island of Sicily(Egypt). In addition, pi(π) is also said to be discovered from a list... Mathematical Project Due Introduction In this research paper, the symbol pi(π) in geometry has been explained in depth. Apparently, geometry is something that everyone uses daily. It is found everywhere:space,sports,machines,art,cars and so much more. A major contributor in the geometry world who goes by the name Euclid(350BC),enlighten us on what geometry is all about. Through Euclidean geometry, we are able to answer some of the questions like why or where symbols such as Pi( π) or the Pythagorean theorem was derived from. However, this paper will answer will answer some of the...
Physics lab reports
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...Archimedes Principle Archimedes Principle, which s that the amount of buoyant force on a body immersed in a fluid is the same as the weight of the fluid displaced by the object, was applied in the determination of the density of rocks. Buoyancy is responsible for the apparent weight loss experienced by objects when immersed in fluids other than air. This experiment was carried with the aid of a spring balance, which was used to weigh the rock samples. The experiment involved the weighing of rock samples in air and then when submerged in water. Water was chosen for this experiment because it has a peculiar property in that 1 gram of water occupies a volume of 1 cm3... 300 Lab report: Archimedes...
History Channel - Engineering an Empire - Greece in the Age of Alexander
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...Archimedes and thousands of scrolls. Archimedes first discovered the power of steam in making machines in that time. This library known to have burnt down afterwards but the reason is still unknown. Some of the ancient Greek culture was absorbed by the people of the country who evolved to be the new leader, Rome. References BBC,. (2014). BBC - Primary History - Ancient Greeks - Greeks at war. Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 22 September 2014, from http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/greeks_at_war/... Engineering an Empire Greece Age of Alexander Greece was known for its invasion, innovation and culture for times. The ancient Greece has seen the rise of greatest innovations in the field of...
ARM Processors
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...Archimedes in 1987, which ran at an astounding 8 MHz and had a vast amount of RAM-512K. Archimedes was arguably the first widely available system that used [a] ... (RISC) processor" (Grehan, np). Archimedes was considered the first real ARM-based platform, and as most new technology, was not well received in the beginning. Software emulators developed software that allowed Archimedes to use some of the more popular PC... ARM Processors Acorn (or later Advanced) RISC Machine (ARM) uses a 32-bit RISC (reduced instruction set computing) processor architecture that is utilized within many different applications. ARM processors are widely circulated, since their design integrates novel power-saving...
Oh the Humanity
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...Archimedes. “Leibniz took his inspiration from The Sand Reckoner of Archimedes, who in this study sought to establish the astronomically large number of sand grains that could be contained within the universe defined by the sphere of the fixed stars of Aristotelian cosmology--a number Archimedes effectively estimated at [10.sup.50]. Thus even as Archimedes addressed the issue of the scope of the physical universe, so Leibniz sought to address the issue of the scope of the universe of thought.” (Rescher, 2005) In the Western intellectual tradition that has evolved over the last two millennia, knowledge was the “essential resource... 18th February Senior Philosophy – Writing Response Limits of Human...
The history of the concept of limit
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...Archimedes. Archimedes is more than just an innovator of the ancient world. He is held today as one of the four greatest mathematical minds to have lived on our planet. Even today, we are finding out more and more about him and discovery just how much ahead of his time he was. One of the first major known instances of ground breaking genius on the measurement of specialty, concerns an instance at the kings court. The king was suspicious of a new crown that had been made for him. It felt a bit too odd to authentic. He suspected the craftsmen used or mixed cheaper metals during its crafting to cut costs, yet he had no way of proving... this was the case. In response to his personal...
Based off *Art History* The Differences Between The Hadrians Pantheon and Justinians Hagia Sophia.
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...Archimedes of a sphere inscribed inside a cylinder: Archimedes had an image of this inscribed upon his tomb in two dimensions but the Pantheon has is a full three dimensional version, where people can enter the sphere and walk around, looking at the structure from the inside (Martinez, 2000, p. 1). The dimensions of the domed part of the building... The Differences Between the Hadrian’s Pantheon and Justinian’s Hagia Sophia. The Pantheon in Rome rests on the site of earlier buildings erected by Marcus Agrippa and others before that. The building that stands today was built by Hadrian when he was emperor in around 126 AD. It is the greatest example in the world of the mathematical structure described by...
Density experiment
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...Archimedes principle to determine the density of post-1985 pennies. The experiment used water determined corresponding masses and volumes of pieces of pennies. This was then used to determine the pennies’ average density. The results yielded a significant relationship between mass and volume at ‘0.05 level of significance’ and a corresponding p value of 0.0009. The results also identified an experimental density of 7.54 g/mL for the pennies. This was different from a theoretical density of the pennies that is 7.18 g/mL. The experiment therefore yielded a percentage error of 5 percent that can... Density Lab Report Charnelle Palama and Tanya Ono (Group H) Chaminade This experiment aims at using the...
The teacher and the failures
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...Archimedes principle. During... The Teacher and the Failures Contemporary poetry rarely engages in instructing and edifying. Thus “didactic poetry” or poetry trying to impart knowledge or to teach is almost out of fashion. It is considered to be an inferior form of poetry and poets object to that adjective, if tagged with their poems. But David Wagoner is a strange exception. He still maintains instruction as one of his prime mode of expression. He still writes instructional poems with instructions like how to start fire in the rain or how to rescue a drowning person. The poet known for his instructional tone is writing about the failed instructions of an instructor ---- that is what is making the poem...
Aristarchus and Ptolemy
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...Archimedes and Euclid and lived at sometime in the time period between 230BC and 310BC (V Archive, 2012). It is said that he replaced Theophrastus, to lead the Peripatetic School founded by Aristotle. Besides being a philosopher, Aristarchus also happened to be an accomplished mathematician and astronomer (V Archive, 2012). Ptolemy... Aristarchus and Ptolemy of the Physics of the Concerned June 16, Aristarchus and Ptolemy There is no denying the fact that Aristarchus and Ptolemy tend to be two historical personalities who had made an immense contribution to the field of science and astronomy, when considered in the context of their age an times. Aristarchus succeeded the noteworthy geometers like Archime...
Experiment 2
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...Archimedes’ buoyancy laws. Archimedes laws facilitate determination of floating and sinking of an object by relating the parameters of density with mass. Equation for Archimedes buoyancy force... Lab Report: Measuring the Molar Masses of Gases Introduction Theoretically, the molar mass of any gas is the mass of a gas containing 6.02 × 1023 atoms. According to Avogadro, one mole of any gas contains 6.02 × 1023 number of atoms. Therefore, molar mass is expressed in grams per mole; gmol-1. Practically, determining the molar mass of a gas is technically demanding, but possible. The molar mass determination process requires complemented efforts of definite gas laws, especially Avogadro’s gas principles and...
A History of Mathematics
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...Archimedes (287 - 212 BC) came up with a curve, the Archimedean spiral, and also used it to solve the problem. The Greek mathematician Nicomedes (280 - 210 BC) also worked on the problem. He came up with the curve known as the conchoid, and used it for angle trisection... . Archimedes Archimedes (287 - 212/211 BC) was the son of an astronomer. He was philosopher and inventor. He invented many machines of war that helped defend Syracuse. One of his notable inventions is the Archimedean screw. He also came up with what we now know as the Archimedean spiral, which is created by a point moving uniformly in one direction along a line, which in turn is rotating on...
ARM processors
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...Archimedes in 1987, which ran at an astounding 8 MHz and had a vast amount of RAM—512K. …Archimedes was arguably the first widely available system that used [a] ... (RISC) processor” (Grehan, np). Archimedes was considered the first real ARM-based platform, and as most new technology, was not well received in the beginning. Software emulators developed software that allowed Archimedes to use some of the more popular PC... ARM Processors Acorn (or later Advanced) RISC Machine (ARM) uses a 32-bit RISC (reduced instruction set computing) processor architecture that is utilized within many different applications. ARM processors are widely circulated, since their design integrates novel power-saving...
Music: Imagination & Technique
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...Archimedes illustrates a classic model for creativity. He shouted Eureka in a bathtub, after discovering the way of measuring volume of solids using water displacement. This is the enthusiasm of creative discovery. Rollo May, explains... Lecturer Summary of Creativity The summary illustrates a brief overview on the concept of creativity in the arts like music and literature. The creativity is illustrated through the perspective of several artists and authors. Gertrude Stein ensured creativity in her works through speaking obscurely, freely and volubly. She talks about issues which she observes in quick flashes. This shows creativity due to the high levels of imaginations. She further illustrates that...
Real World Radical Formulas
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...Archimedes force is ( is the water density and is the acceleration of gravity). The full additional momentum value will be ( is the beam of the boat). According to the Newton’s second law for cyclic motion ( is the moment of inertia). Therefore we have equation for the natural vibrations. The solution is ( is the deviation angle at the initial time moment and is the natural... Real World Radical Formulas the al affiliation If one is going to model a ship or boat, the safeness of crew must be a primary aim. One of the most impotent characteristics of boat safeness is the stability. The unique model needs unique investigation of its stability. On the other hand, it is convenient to have some general...
An essay about the history, orgin, and use of pi( symbol used in geometry)
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...Archimedes’ Constant to becoming the modern day “pi”, π has certainly come a long way. For the purpose of simplicity, the word “pi” will be used to refer to this wonderful irrational number, the serves as an object of fascination for both mathematicians and non-mathematicians. The complex nature of this number or mathematical constant charms everybody even in modern times; it is used in a variety of situations and not just as a relationship definer between a circle’s circumference and its radius. The essay will help to explain what this constant is all about, its history and origin, its uses by mathematicians as well as outside... that is not a root of any polynomial with rational...
Brief Summary of Historical Orientation of Mathematics
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...Archimedes Principle in Europe, and Euclid and Apollonius in Asia and Africa. Trigonometry began in 200 BCE in African and Asian regions. 300 CE saw Pappus doing some important work within the field of mathematics in Asia. 500 CE brought with it the volume of sphere in China, Asia. 700 CE was known for the decimal value system in India while Al-Khwarizmi and algebra are best known for in the 800 CE century. 1000 CE saw the coining of sums of power in Africa... Write a brief summary of Historical Orientation of Mathematics combining Political Events, Cultural Events and Mathematical Ideas As far as the history of mathematics is concerned, the same can be traced back to 3000 BCE. The political and...
Meditations on First Philosophy
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...Archimedes, Apollonius Pappus and the rest and presented facts which have been universally accepted, though very few understand it’s intricacies for the mere fact they’re quite long and only a reader who exhibits good concentration powers could understand them. Another point of great importance that I picked up was that one’s mind should not be filled with preconceived notions and opinions when trying to weigh the pros and cons and decipher between the right and the wrong. On the other hand, the mind should be detached from any involvement with the senses, so as to provide the person with a clear perspective of thinking. Most people just accept the facts as they are and never bother... Meditations on...
PHYSICS (SOLUTIONS)
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...Archimedes' principle. Let us make schematic illustration for a helium balloon and all the forces applied to it: Here, and are weights of a balloon and helium inside it, is the net force of buoyancy (for both balloon and helium inside). In accordance with Archimedes' principle, or the law of upthrust, a balloon is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the displaced air. A balloon is in state of rest when resulting force equals to zero, i.e... Physics (solutions) Task There are two dependencies at the graph attached, ly dependence of atmospheric pressure (in millibars) by altitude(in kilometers) and also atmospheric temperature (in kelvins) by . Here, the pressure decreases to zero from...
Crouse college
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...Archimedes Russell, surpassed the first plan (Brooks 63). The building was planned for utilization as a ladies... Crouse College History of Crouse College Crouse College was home to the first College of Fine Arts in the United States and now is known for its College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Rose, Jules R., and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music. In addition, Crouse College was built through the generosity of John Crouse as a memorial to his wife, Crouse College was intended to be used only as a women’s college. The first cornerstone was laid in June 1888, and the building was completed in September 1889. It was officially named the John Crouse Memorial College for Women. Crouse died before...
Density Lab Report
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...Archimedes’ displacement principle was utilized. When pennies were placed in the cylinder containing water, the increase in liquid level accounted for the displaced amount of water or the amount necessary to evaluate the density of the penny given the mass of a couple of pennies for each of five recorded sets. Density Lab Report Introduction A density of a substance pertains to an intensive property of matter which relates mass to volume, where such density equals mass (m) per unit of volume (v). Intensive properties are independent of the quantity of substance and in the experiment, Archimedes’ method of displacement... Density Lab Report For the indirect determination of density of a pre-1985 penny,...
Writer's choice
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...Archimedes said, «Dos moipu sto, kai tan gan kinaso». It means if you give a long lever and a fulcrum to a person, he/she will be able to move the Earth and even more. Yes, its the golden rule of mechanics. I suppose that this fundamental principle can be applied to routine life. Lifes levers are opportunities to embody ideas of mine, to gain some experience and to reach the success as a target of my efforts. All this points are the tiny elements of the great lifes puzzle. But a lever... Or What Influenced You to Apply to Syracuse affiliation Who Or What Influenced You to Apply to Syracuse University? Once upon a time the famous Greek mathematician, natural philosopher, inventor, astronomer Archimedes sa...
Density Lab Report
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...Archimedes’ displacement principle was utilized. When pennies were placed in the cylinder containing water, the increase in liquid level accounted for the displaced amount of water or the amount necessary to evaluate the density of the penny given the mass of a couple of pennies for each of five recorded sets. Density Lab Report Introduction A density of a substance pertains to an intensive property of matter which relates mass to volume, where such density equals mass (m) per unit of volume (v). Intensive properties are independent of the quantity of substance and in the experiment, Archimedes’ method of displacement... ? Density Lab Report For the indirect determination of density of a pre-1985 penny,...
Scientific Research and Prosperity of the United States
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...Archimedes ran naked on the streets of ancient Saracuse directly from the bathtub, crying "Eureka! I have found it!" This discovery from the bathtub points out the importance of pure scientific temper in research. Archimedes had the problem in his inquisitive mind even while he was taking a bath... Second Short Paper Goes Here] PHYS-230/230G W. Parsons September 19, 2007 QUESTION: Is pure (i.e.fundamental) scientific research important to the prosperity of the United States ANSWER: Yes, pure (i.e. fundamental) scientific research important to the prosperity of the United States DATA AND ANALYSIS: Indeed fundamental scientific research has made important contributions towards the development and prosp...
Integration
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...Archimedes calculated areas by partitioning large areas into infinitesimal small areas and summing them up. Today, calculating the area by integration is same as Archimedes. The modern practice in school curriculum... History of Integration The concepts of infinity, limits and infinite partitions began as early as in the ancient Greeks. The three concepts formed the basis for the development of calculus. In the 5th century B.C., Democritus, a Greek philosopher, brought up the atomic theory, saying that all things in the universe constituted of very tiny atoms. This was one way of how ancient people described limits and infinity concepts. During the times of ancient Greeks, Archimedes calculated areas by...
Western civ (Greeks Vs, Hebrews)
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...Archimedes, Hero of Alexandria, Galen and others appearing in scientific discussions to this day (Thornton). In contrast, the Hebrew tradition kept God intact with learning limitations. God was seen as the center of the universe in the literal sense and ideas upheld by the scripture were unquestionable. The strength of the Hebrew tradition of advancement lay in social values that projected Abraham as the father of all Jews that made all Jews brothers. The fraternal spirit brought to prominence in this manner allowed people to exist together in society without large social distinctions... Comparing Greek and Hebrew Civilizations The fundamental difference between the Greek civilization and the Hebrew...
I Think, Therefore I am
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...Archimedes used to demand just one firm and immovable point in order to shift the entire earth; so I too can hope for great things if I manage to find just one thing, however slight, that is certain and unshakeable." (AT VII 24; CSM II 16)... In his famous Dis on Method the renowned philosopher Ren Descartes originally said in French: "Je pense, donc je suis". This later became popular in its Latin version as "Cogito ergo sum", or, "I Think, Therefore I am." The following quote from his work points out one of the main points he has to stress: "after considering everything very thoroughly, I must finally conclude that the proposition, I am, I exist, is necessarily true whenever it is put forward by me o...
How has human civilization advanced because of our knowledge of fluid mechanics?
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...Archimedes (287-212 BC) discovered the laws of buoyancy forces on submerged objects and laid the foundation stone for the science of Hydrostatics. The cartoon image of Archimedes having discovered the laws of buoyancy in his bath tub and running naked through the streets of Greece shouting “Eureka” is familiar to all of us. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) observed and sketched the nature of turbulent flow in a water jet... Fluid Mechanics and the advancement of human civilization Introduction A substance that flows is called a fluid. Fluids are made up of molecules that move freely past one another and assume the shape of their container. All liquids such as water and all gases such as air are...
My Philosophy on Leadership Outline OM8920
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Galileo's Interventionist Notion of "Cause"
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...Archimedes' inference that floatation was caused by relative heaviness or lightness of bodies with respect to water. He... Article In Galileo's Interventionist Notion of "Cause", Steffen Ducheyne has deliberated on Galileo's development of a "new notion of causality" (p.443), which was primarily based on interventionist school. Steffen used respective studies and analyses from past and current researchers and presented his point of view after contrasting it from pro and con views, thus, highlighted his own point of view in an oblique way. Steffan said that Galileo believed that in order to find a causal link, one should be able to manipulate changes and the resultant changes should be reflected as...
Discuss the claim that some areas of knowledge are discovered and others are invented.
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...Archimedes’ discovery of the displacement of the water relative to the mass of the body immersed in it. This was a major discovery that existed, but it had not been thought of by any other... Lecturer: presented: Introduction Invention is the use of creativity and imagination to generate a new idea or somethingnew. It involves thinking outside what every one else has thought, or combining certain elements in nature to develop something new. Inventive individuals tend to be enthusiastic about experimentation and imagining how things can work differently. It is a sign of intelligence in an individual that has contributed to the development of new knowledge in the world. On the other hand, discovery...
History of Water Management Technologies.
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...Archimedes’ screw–a Water Lifting Device The Archimedes' screw was a great invention made as early as third century BC managing the water at smaller scale. The device was put to the use for irrigation in the Nile delta region. Subsequently, it spread to other parts of the world. Surprisingly, the device is still in operation at Schermerhoorn in Netherlands pumping water with vertical height of 1 meter (Archimedes’ screw). Source: http://physics.kenyon.edu/EarlyApparatus/Fluids/Archimedes_Screw/Archimedes_Screw.html Water Management in Egypt More than 5000 years ago, Egyptians began practicing... ? Water Management Technologies Introduction The history of water management is as old as the history of...
Western civilization.Persian Empire,Greece and Ancient Rome.
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...Archimedes, known for his work on water, pressure and density, also invented many great engines and machines. He innovated on the use of a system of pulleys to transfer force and move large bodies of considerable force, as well as creating missiles that fired stones with incredible force and velocities. Military engines, water irrigation systems through the use of screws and pulleys, catapults and water pumps are just a few of the many fundamental inventions of Archimedes. All find incredible use even in today’s modern... ? and Section # of Western Civilization Modern civilization today seems to be far from the worldof ancient history where stone and man were the fundamental building blocks of...
Physics project 2
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...Archimedes of Syracuse. Archimedes showed that the torque exerted on a lever by weights resting at various points along the lever is the same as what it would be if all of the weights were moved to a single point... of Gravity and Rotational Inertia Date: In physics, the centre of gravity (Co G) of an object is the average location of its weight. In a uniform gravitational field, it coincides with the objects centre of mass. (In modern Britain the spelling centre is standard. Both spellings originated in England; centre is now standard in America.) The concept of center of gravity was first introduced by the ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, and engineer Archimedes of Syracu...
Calculus: Numerical analysis
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...Archimedes in 3rd century BCE, integral and differential studies began when Archimedes used a method of approximation in calculating bounded areas and volumes of particular solids. Since no algorithm had yet come up during such endeavor, German astronomer Johann Kepler (1571 – 1630) reformed conventions set by Archimedes and promoted new techniques of approximation. By rotating a segment of conic section about an axis, Kepler managed to determine a volume of solid and this became his chief contribution to integral calculus. A contemporary Italian priest, Bonaventura Cavalieri (1598-1647), supplicated this work with fresh concept through... Numerical Analysis As early as the time of Archimedes in 3rd...
The Hanging Gardens of Bablyon
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...Archimedes screw for irrigating the gardens, which were planted on terraces (Dalley and Oleson 2). The Archimedes screw is a device, which from ancient times, has been used to transfer water from low-lying water bodies to irrigation trenches. This mechanism has within... In recent times, there has been a lot of speculation about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, with some contending that it is purely legendary while others state that these gardens are based on fact. One would suggest that these gardens truly existed because if they had not, then the gardens would not have been counted as one of the great wonders. Even if, it is considered purely legend, it is a known fact that legends tend to have their...
History of Mathematics High School Essay
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...Archimedes and Ptolemy up to three and four decimal places respectively. For 1,450 years after that, there was no more greater accuracy on the value of pi achieved in the Western world. On the other side of the world, the Chinese had made great leaps in computing for the value of pi. Ancient mathematicians like calculated the value of pi by inscribing polygons inside the circles; by increasing the number of sides of the polygons and using the formula of the polygon's area that is very close to the circle to try and calculate for the value... 1 Describe the system of rod numerals and its origin. Originally, the Ancient Chinese used the Rod numerals in doing computations. It was used before the invention...
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