The Impact of Archimedes on Medieval Science

  title={The Impact of Archimedes on Medieval Science},
  author={M. Clagett},
  pages={419 - 429}
THE importance of the role played by Archimedes in the history of science can scarcely be exaggerated. He was emulated and admired in his own day and at successive periods in later times. His name appears on the pages of the works of the great figures who fashioned the beginnings of modern mechanics. For example, Galileo owed a not inconsiderable debt to Archimedes -both direct and indirect. Galileo mentions Archimedes by actual count over one hundred times and in almost Homeric hyperbole… Expand
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