#### Before anything else, there’s something I’d like to ask…

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If you answered no, well, I didn’t either. That was until I joined the camp blog. Because of the blogging activity, I came across an article on Archimedes. I was amazed at how a person’s intellect can come up with ideas beyond our expectations and now, I’ll share the wealth.

Archimedes is considered as one of the three greatest mathematicians of all time. His greatest contributions to mathematics were on the field of Geometry. He wished to have a monument of a sphere enclosed by a cylinder as his tombstone.

With a cylinder and a sphere, he was able to discover such an important concept of spheres: its surface area.

Source: math.about.com

Some of his contributions are:

- Determined the exact value of pi.
- Principle of Bouyancy.
- Powers of ten or Scientific Notation.
- Volume of a Sphere
- Surface Area of a Sphere

More about Archimedes…

Tomb of Archimedes -www.math.nyu.edu

Archimedes: Discoveries -www.lycos.com