Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The Case of Archimedes

by CJ Uberroth It is said that during the Roman siege of Syracuse (212-214 BC), the Romans were stalemated by the Syracusans' complex methods of defense. Marcus Claudius Marcellus, a renowned Roman General, found himself at a loss during the siege. Apparently, the mathematician, Archimedes, had used his knowledge to invent a claw capable of... Continue Reading →

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