Knows the story of how Archimedes discovered the law named after him, jumped out of the bath without a tunic shouting, Eureka! Is sage running down the street without outerwear, today is hard to say. But the very opening, documented, no one disputes. But the legend of the burning of the Roman fleet is somewhat… Read more Hyperboloid Archimedes
In 212 BC, during the Second Punic War, the Romans laid siege to the Greek city of Syracuse. Roman ships were from the shore at a distance of 300 cubits (about 150 meters), but because Archimedes constructed a catapult, firing stone cores and incendiary shells, could not harm them. But the legend tells that the… Read more The Roman fleet : How To Archimedes burnt ?