Introduction

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Introduction


Archimedes (3rd cent. B.C.) is the greatest inventor of all times. Apart from his treatise which he bequeathed to the civilisations of the ancient world in the field of Mathematics, Geometry, Physics, Astronomy , Engineering, Hydraulics, Architecture, Ship-building, etc., he devised a number of inventions, some of which are still used today, others continue to amaze us while yet others were bestowed upon him with compliments or belonged to legend and imagination. The hydraulic screw, the Roman scales, the famous hour-chiming hydraulic clock, the astronomic planetarium, the powerful winches, the building of the “Syracuse ship” and the amazing siege engines are only a few of his unbelievable achievements.