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(c. 287—212 bc) Greek mathematician and inventor, of Syracuse

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(c. 287–212 bc),

Greek mathematician and inventor, of Syracuse. He is famous for his discovery of Archimedes' principle, a law stating that a body totally or partially immersed in a fluid is subject to an upward force equal in magnitude to the weight of fluid it displaces. (See also Eureka.)

Subjects: Classical studies

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