Essay on Archimedes and The Principle of Buoyancy
His father, Phidias, who was an astronomer, and his mother, which little information is given about, were natives to Sicily. Archimedes is said to be related to Hiero II, meaning he would have lived a somewhat royal life (Famous). Being of one of the Greek, he was to study and be more intelligent than other countries children. Not only where his favorite studies math and science, there were also poetry, music, art, astronomy, politics, and military.
After gaining an above average education, he got to study at Euclid, …show more content…
Archimedes went to Egypt for a small amount of time, and while there, he perfected and demonstrated the Archimedes Screw, and is still even used today (Ancient). Archimedes screw was mainly used to remove water from a large ship, and was used there for lowering the water out of the Nile and other rivers, similar to locks, as well as a tool for irrigation, and is still used for that use even to this day.
Archimedes then went on to start creating inventions for the military, such as the heat ray, and the claw (Famous). The claw was a giant claw attached to a ship, and was used to snatch onto an enemy’s ship, and was literally able to rip a ship out of water, completely decimating it. This was the most efficient and simple weapon he ever created, it was basically a claw on the end of a large metal rod, which worked as a giant lever.
The heat ray was a brilliant invention of Archimedes (About) It was a number of large mirrors positioned to shoot an incredibly hot ray of light, which was literately able to ignite ships on fire, and was normally put on docks, and