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Ada Lovelace • The First Coder
Albert Einstein • Theoretical Physicist
Archimedes • Mathematician • Inventor
Aristotle • Ancient Greek Philosopher
Blaise Pascal • Mathematician • Scientist • Philosopher
Bonaventura Cavalieri • Mathematician
Carl Gauss • Physicist, Mathematician, Astronomer
Ceclia Payne • Stellar Astronomer • Astrophysicist
Charles Darwin • The Science of Evolution
Chien-Shiung Wu • Particle Physicist
Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin • Biological Chemist
Ernest Rutherford • Nuclear Physicist
Euclid • The Father of Geometry
Galileo Galilei • The Father of Modern Science
Gregor Mendel • Botanist
Isaac Newton • Mathematician • Physics • Astronomy
James Clerk Maxwell • Physicist • Mathematician
Johannes Kepler • Astronomer • Mathematician
Leonard Fibonacci • Mathematician
Leonhard Euler • Mathematician
Lise Meitner • Nuclear Physicist
Louis Pasteur • Microbiologist • Chemist
Marie Curie • Physicist and Chemist
Michael Faraday • Chemist • Physicist
Nicolaus Copernicus • Astronomer
Pythagoras • Mathematician • Philosopher
Rachel Carson • Environmental Scientist
René Descartes • Philosopher & Mathematician
Rosalind Franklin • Chemist & Molecular Biologist
Sofia Kovalevskaya • Mathematician


One of the legends about Archimedes is that he once said, 'Give me a place to stand and I shall move the Earth'. What Archimedes meant by this is that with a very large lever he could physically move the Earth. In this app students learn about the many significant contributions to mathematics and physics made by Archimedes. He developed formulas for calculating the area of a circle, and the surface area and volume of a sphere. He developed a method for approximating pi.

Archimedes designed several ingenious devices including the odometer, the water screw, various pulley systems as well as several machines to help protect his hometown of Syracuse on the island of Sicily.

Using this app students learn about Archimedes' amazing life. It includes introductory information about simple machines. It outlines some of Archimedes' major contributions to mathematics. We hope that this app will inspire students to pursue careers in math and science. Students will enjoy using this graphically illustrated, interactive learning tool. The map feature presents locations in the ancient Greek world. Diagrams illustrate some of the important ideas credited to Archimedes. Ideas that helped the development of our modern understanding of the physical world. A quiz function helps students demonstrate their comprehension of the reading material. Key science concepts are shown in colorful illustrations. We hope this app will inspire students to study math and science. The app shows that Archimedes certainly deserves a place in history as one of the all time great thinkers.

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Special features make using Archimedes • Mathematician & Inventor fun:

1. Tap buttons to learn about the major contributions and significant inventions from Archimedes.

2. interesting facts are presented using colorful charts.

3. Tap the quiz or game buttons to practice what you've learned.

4. Read about some of the significant events in the history of mathematics and the important contributions that Archimedes made during his lifetime.

5. Sound effects make the interaction even more fun.

6. Available for iPad, Apple TV and Macintosh devices.

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Available now for Apple TV and Macintosh Systems

Bring the excitement of exploring the mathematical ideas and ingenious devices of Archimedes to your classroom or living room with the Apple TV version of the Archimedes • Mathematician & Inventor.