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Archimedes Was An Ancient Greek Scientist

Archimedes was no doubt a prominent scientist, inventor, engineer, mathematician and astrological of his times. If we ask something from a teen-aged boy, standing in a deep corner lane of his house, he will definitely be able to give you the correct answer about him. Have you ever thought why it is happening so; may be because of his belonging with the Muslim Umma and he was bitterly killed by the Roman Empire.  In spite of him being killed his all work were also destroyed placing them at roundabout on each road.

Archimedes was born some time back in 287 BC at the seaport city of Syracuse, Sicily, at that time it was believed the area was self-governed colony in Magna Graecia, locating somewhere along the coast of Sothern Italy. He had also invented the magnifying glass. It was believed to be a much bigger contraption when he made it. He had made the magnifying glass so that the Roman soldiers could light fire when they were on the boat sailing to war.

He was the one who had succeeded in presenting a principle which we still believe and considered to be as new as it had it the past. Because of this principle the scientist came afterward could develop a giant ship is nothing but an amazing experienced and people of modern world are getting benefit of it. This principle is nothing but interrelation with volume, mass and pressure. We may term as any object, fully or partially deeply immersed in a fluid, buoyancy effect has effect has been seen, it is buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the fluid displaced by the object.

The next his important invention was the screw. This screw was a hydraulic one which had brought water from a lower level to a higher level. He had made this screw when he was asked by the King of Syracuse for building a huge boat to take all the soldiers from his army for war. Actually he wanted to have a naval vessel. He did not know at that time how to remove the excess water that would leak into the boat, and that is how he came up with the idea of this screw. This screw is now being used today in several industries.