How taking a bath led to Archimedes’ principle - Mark Salata (Alternate link)

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Stories of discovery and invention often begin with a problem that needs solving. Summoned by the king to investigate a suspicious goldsmith, the early Greek mathematician Archimedes stumbles on the principle that would make him famous.

Archimedes used volume and density to determine if the King’s crown was solid gold.

20 September 2012 Edit: 23 February 2014

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