Links for
Archimedes (287212 BC)

Archimedes
Home page covers many details of his life, created by Chris Rorres of Drexel
University. 


Archimedes'
claw His invention for sinking Roman ships attacking his native
Syracuse. (Taken from the site above) 
Wikipedia article
gives an account of some of his practical inventions (such as the
hydraulic screw shown here) and his mathematical discoveries.



The Quadrature of the Parabola, Wikipedia article on his
work on the area of a parabola. He proved that the area of
the curved region shown here is 4/3 that of the
triangle. 
In his work On the Sphere and Cylinder,
Archimedes proved that both the volume and surface area of the sphere
are 2/3 of these of the cyclinder conataining it. He asked that this
discovery be recorded on his
tombstone. 



The Death of
Archimedes Several accounts and links to other pictures.

Archimedes' computation of π
