
 Archimedes (Site not responding. Last check: 20071017) 
  Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physicist and engineer born in the Greek seaport colony of Syracuse. 
  Archimedes invented the field of statics, enunciated the law of the lever, the law of equilibrium of fluids and the law of buoyancy. 
  He was the first to identify the concept of center of gravity, and he found the centers of gravity of various geometric figures, assuming uniform density in their interiors, including triangles, paraboloids, and hemispheres. 
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