He was a Greek mathematician, philosopher, and inventor who wrote important works on geometry, arithmetic, and mechanics.

Archimedes of Syracuse (c.287 – c. 212 BC) was thought to be the main scientist in historic Greece and was generally known as the “the wise one,” “the master” and “the great geometer”. 

He’s most well-known for locating the legislation of hydrostatics, generally generally known as ‘Archimedes’ precept’, stating {that a} physique immersed in fluid loses weight equal to the burden of the quantity of fluid it displaces.  He anticipated fashionable calculus and evaluation by making use of ideas of infinitesimals and the strategy of exhaustion to derive and rigorously show a spread of geometrical theorems, together with the realm of a circle, the floor space and quantity of a sphere, and the realm underneath a parabola.

Different mathematical achievements embody deriving an correct approximation of pi, defining and investigating the spiral bearing his title, and making a system utilizing exponentiation for expressing very giant numbers. He additionally described 13 convex semiregular polyhedra, termed Archimedean Solids, in a now misplaced work misplaced however there are references made by the mathematician Pappus.

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