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A look at how Archimedes applied mathematics to the 'real world'.
# 135537 | 2,000 words | 6 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Physics (General) , Mathematics (General)

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The paper relates that most of early philosophers were, what we would call today, theoreticians; they were mostly concerned with gaining the knowledge and less about practical applications. The paper discusses one notable exception that was Archimedes and describes how he was known for his technical ingenuity as well as applied mathematics to the so called 'real world'.

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"Why Archimedes? Ancient Greece was a cradle of Western philosophy and science. It was a place where a new way of thinking about the Nature, Universe and life was born. The philosophers who lived in the city-states (polis) in the area that is now Greece were the first ones to challenge the religious ideas and explanations of the world around us. Sciences like mathematics, physics, astronomy, ethics, politics, atomistic ideas, to name just a few, can trace their origins to those early philosophers. Many of Greek thinkers influenced philosophers, scientists and leaders for centuries to..."

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