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The Life of Archimedes - ... The mirrors were angled with the sun and would hopefully ignite with the inflammable ships’ tar paint. (“Inventions”). During the 2nd Punic War, Archimedes’ inventions kept enemies away from Syracuse for three years (“Archimedes”). King Hiero II wanted to know whether his crown was authentic gold or just coated with silver, so he asked Archimedes to find out (“Archimedes”). It was while Archimedes was taking a bath, he noticed how water spilled out whenever he got in it. He immediately jumped out excitedly and ran down the streets, screaming “Eureka!” or, “I have found it!” (“Archimedes”)....   [tags: greek mathematician, archimedes´ principle] 997 words
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Archimedes' Life and Accomplishments - Archimedes is a well-known scientist, who started modern day science. Archimedes studied and influenced many areas of science and mathematics. Some of the areas he influenced include; astronomy, mechanics, geometry, hydrostatics, and many more. Archimedes discoveries and inventions are very helpful in the world of both mathematics and science. Many of his ideas and discoveries are the foundations of the things we know about in both science and math. Archimedes was born in Syracuse, an island of Sicily....   [tags: archimedes, pi value, math, calculus] 1620 words
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Archimedes and Fluid Mechanics - Archimedes and Fluid Mechanics Fluid mechanics studies the behaviour of liquids and gases at rest or in the motion. It can be divided into 3 different areas; fluid statics research on fluids at rest, fluid kinematics that investigates fluids in motion, and fluid dynamics that analyses the effect of forces on fluid motion. The second and especially the third areas are greatly used on both solved and partly solved problems. The study of fluid mechanics is significant to engineers; because the main interest of engineers is to solve industrial problems in the applications of fluid mechanics....   [tags: liquid, gas, archimedes screw, motion, rest]
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The Life Of Archimedes - Archimedes, considered on of the greatest minds of the ancient world was born on the island of Sicily in the Greek city of Syracuse in the year 287 B.C.. Syracuse at the time was an independent Greek city-state with a 500-year history. He was the son of Phidias who was a Greek Astronomer and Mathematician. All that we know about Archimedes comes from his existing manuscripts, and from ancient historians such as Plutarch and Cicero among others centuries after his death. Considering the length of time between Archimedes death and the historians' accounts, along with the nonuniformity of their writings, some details of his life have to be subject to question....   [tags: Creek Archimedes Biography] 1361 words
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Miniature Hot Air Balloons and Archimedes's Principle of Buoyancy - The history of hot air balloons starts in the Asia. Literary references in China date back to 180ce and cite Chu Ko Liang as the inventor of lighter than air flight (1). Early unmanned balloons were used in China as military signaling lanterns (2). Today ethnic Chinese communities celebrate the end of the Lunar New Year Holidays (3) by launching small hot air balloons ( known as Kung-Ming Lanterns ). The first recorded mathematical description of buoyancy (and thus hot air balloon behavior) was developed by Archimedes over 2000 years ago in Greece (4)....   [tags: physics archimedes buoyancy] 934 words
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The Works of Archimedes - Archimedes was a Greek mathematician who created multiple inventions, formed new mathematical techniques, and made advances in geometry that we use in everyday mathematics. Regarded as one of the utmost mathematicians of all time (“Archimedes c.287 B.C.-212 B.C.”), he is responsible for improving the arithmetical meaning of infinity and how we use mathematical models in the real world (Noel 28). He opened many doors in the world of geometry and math, making very important contributions to modern civilization....   [tags: biography, history, physics]
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Euclid and Archimedes - Euclid and Archimedes are two of the most important scientists and mathematicians of all time. Their achievements and discoveries play a pivotal role in today’s mathematics and sciences. A lot of the very basic principles and core subjects of mathematics, physics, engineering, inventing, and astronomy came from the innovations, inventions, and discoveries that were made by both Euclid and Archimedes. Euclid, who lived from about 330 B.C.E. to 260 B.C.E., is often referred to as the Father of Geometry....   [tags: Greek scientists and mathematicians]
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The Life and Discoveries of Archimedes - ... Although the heat ray seems like a good idea, there is still controversy about whether or not the heat ray would have worked, or even existed. For the heat ray to work, the enemy ship would have had to be still enough that the mirrors would be able to focus on one concentrated space, and the sun would have had to be out (“File: Archimedes Heat Ray conceptual diagram”). Archimedes also would have only had access to materials of his time period, so the mirrors would have most likely been made of bronze (“Archimedes”)....   [tags: inventions, mathematician, writings, screw]
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Archimedes: An Important Greek Figure - ... Some historians say that he was shot by roman soldiers during a great war and some historians say differently” (p.2). Archimedes’ life revolved around making new and helpful inventions and new concepts. Turner (n.d.) says that “Archimedes invented the concept of a lever and the concept of a simple machine ” (p.2). Without the lever or any of the simple machines, it would be difficult to live and make things work. Math was now easier because of him too. According to www.famous-mathematicians.com (2014), “Archimedes discovered the concept of volume” (p.2)....   [tags: Biography, Mathematician, Concepts]
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Archimedes and The Principle of Buoyancy - Archimedes is regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time, and most of his inventions, theories, and discoveries are used even to this day. Archimedes was born sometime in the year 287 BC, in Syracuse Sicily (Mac). His father, Phidias, who was an astronomer, and his mother, which little information is given about, were natives to Sicily. Archimedes is said to be related to Hiero II, meaning he would have lived a somewhat royal life (Famous). Being of one of the Greek, he was to study and be more intelligent than other countries children....   [tags: Early Scientists, Ancient Innovation]
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Archimedes - In the city-state of Syracuse, Sicily a Greek mathematician who would soon make history was born: Archimedes From his birth to his adulthood, he proved just how much of a difference one man could make. Through the use of science and mathematics, Archimedes was able to leave a major impact on ancient society. During his youth, Archimedes was an ambitious learner. His father, Phidias, would make Archimedes solve numerous math problems. He solved most of them correctly, proving to his father that he was worthy of a solid education (Zannos 21)....   [tags: Biography]
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Archimedes: A Brief Biography - ... Still, rResearchers are still not fully sure whether it was a myth or not. Another war machine that Archimedes built was the Archimedes claw. This invention could apparently lift ships out of the water by using a variety of levers and shake all the passengers off. Archimedes loved levers. He once said to king Hiero of Syracuse, “Give me a place to stand, and I will move the world” ("Archimedes”, wikipedia). Some examples of machines that made lifestyle easier was his solution for the area of a circle and it’s mass and the Archimedes screw ....   [tags: influential mathematicians of Ancient Greece]
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Biographical Information on Archimedes - ... Archimedes figured out how to find the volume of an object with irregular shape and came up with the Archimedes principle. A crown had been made for King Hiero II and he wanted Archimedes to determine if the goldsmith had substituted silver into the crown instead of using the pure gold that the king had supplied for him to use. Archimedes had to figure out a way to solve the problem without damaging the crown. he was taking a bath when he realized that the water in the bathtub rose as he got in and that this effect could be used to determine the volume of the crown....   [tags: mathematicians, scientist, physicist, inventor] 543 words
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Fluid Mechanics and Contributions of Archimedes in the Field - ... Thus, it is possible that he was a son of a noble family. Archimedes was a curious student. He went to Alexandria- a coastal city in Egypt in order to study. After spending some years in Egypt, he went back to his home land. There, he worked hard and made significant inventions. His works and inventions certainly had great impact on the development of science in general, and physics in particular. Archimedes died in 212 BC when the city of Syracuse was captured by the Roman troops after a long lasting siege....   [tags: gas, motion, mechanics, fluid]
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Archimedes of Syracuse - Archimedes of Syracuse (278 B.C.E. - 212 B.C.E.) "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" (Clagett, 1). During the time period before Archimedes, Aristotle had already effectively drawn a line between philosophy and mathematics. After his date philosophy is carried on without mathematical inspiration. There is an outbreak, known as the Golden Age of Greek mathematics, that just happens to occur in Alexandria during the period 300 to 200 B.C.E.....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Archimedes - Archimedes Archimedes was born in 287 BC in Syracuse, a Greek seaport colony in Sicily. Archimedes’ father was Phidias. He was an astronomer; this is all we know about his father and we learn this from Archimedes’ work, The Sandreckoner. Archimedes was educated in Alexandria, Egypt. Archimedes’ friend, Heracleides, wrote a biography about him, but this work was lost. Some authors report that he visited Egypt and there invented a tool known as Archimedes' screw. This is a pump, still used today in parts of the world....   [tags: Papers] 332 words
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The Life and Work of Archimedes - The Life and Work of Archimedes Archimedes was a very intelligent and a great man. He is thought of as one of the three greatest mathematicians of all time, along with Newton and Gauss. In his time he was referred to by such great aliases as “The wise one”, “The Master”, and “The Great Geometer”. And his work has yet to have been forgotten. He was indubitably was one of the last of the great Greek mathematical minds that this world has ever seen. I will attempt to show you what the mere presence of Archimedes in our history has meant to mathematics and even the colony of Syracuse itself....   [tags: Papers] 550 words
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Archimedes - Born the son of an astronomer, Phidias, in 287 B.C., Archimedes' education began as a young man in Syracuse. He furthered his education in Alexandria, where he studied with fellow scholar Conon, an Egyptian mathematician. What we know of Archimedes comes from his personal works as well as those of Cicero and Plutarch. However, "due to the length of time between Archimedes' death and his biographers' accounts, as well as inconsistencies among their writings, details of his life must remain subject to question" (Galenet 1)....   [tags: Biographies Bio Biography] 1150 words
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Archimedes - Archimedes (287BC-212BC) was truly one of the greatest mathematical minds of all time. The discoveries and inventions of Archimedes formed the basis of many of the fundamental concepts of modern physics and mathematics. Born 287 BC Archimedes grew up in the thriving commercial hub of the port city of Syracuse, Sicily. His father, Phidias, was an astronomer and mathematician and it is thought his family enjoyed the life of aristocracy. Very little is known about his life, what is has been reported by the Roman writer and historian Plutarch....   [tags: biography biographies bio] 1614 words
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Archimedes - Archimedes was born in Syracuse, Sicily, in 287 B.C. His father was Philas, an aristocratic astronomer. He was educated in Alexandria, Egypt; where he met the Alexandrian scholars Conon of Samos and Eratosthenes of Cyrene. For much of his life, Archimedes kept a correspondence with these two scholars, updating them on his most recent discoveries and proofs. Archimedes spent the major part of his life in Sicily, in and around Syracuse. He did not hold any public office but devoted his entire lifetime to research and experiment....   [tags: Biographies Bio Biography] 1484 words
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Archimedes - Archimedes S. Romano Archimedes was a native of Syracuse, Sicily. Some authors have said that he visited Egypt and invented a device there now known as Archimedes' screw. This screw is a pump, still used in many parts of the world. When Archimedes was a young man, he studied with the descendants of Euclid in Alexandria. He was familiar with the mathematics used there, and he knew personally the mathematicians working there and he sent his results to Alexandria with personal messages....   [tags: essays research papers] 908 words
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archimedes - Archimedes Archimedes lived during 287. - 212 B.C. The nationality of Archimedes is Greek in which he was born in Syracuse, Sicily. (World 605). Archimedes attended a school in Alexandria, Egypt. He was trained by such greats as Conon and Eratosthenes. (Math 22) The area of work that Archimedes was knows for is his work in Geometry and astronomy because his father was an astronomer. Archimedes is also known for Hydrostatics, static mechanics, pycnometry and he is called the “father of integral calculus.” (MCS 1)....   [tags: essays research papers] 507 words
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Archimedes - Archimedes, a name commonly associated with the beginning of science, was an engineer and one of the greatest mathematicians in history. His impact on modern science rests on his use of experiment and invention to test ideas and his use mathematics to describe the basic principles of physical phenomena. Knowledge of the lives of ancient philosophers like Archimedes is not prevalent. We know from his writings that he grew up and spent much of his life in Syracuse, a Sicilian port on the Ionian Sea....   [tags: biographies biography bio] 1797 words
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Archimedes - People have been aware of objects floating on water or sinking since before recorded history. It was not until Archimedes of Syracuse came along, that the theory of flotation and the buoyancy principle were defined. Archimedes was born at Syracuse on the island of Sicily in 287 BC. His father, Phidias, is thought to have been an astronomer who discovered the size and distances of the sun and moon. Archimedes might have been related to King Hieron the second, King Hieron definitely favored Archimedes as his first philosopher....   [tags: Biographies Bio Biography] 1580 words
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Mathematics: The History of Pi - To start off, pi is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (Bennet, Burton, & Nelson, 2012). This is approximately equal to 3.14159. In equation form it is calculated like this: π = C/d (Shell, 2013). Pi is also an irrational and transcendental number. This means that it will continue infinitely without any repetition or pattern. It also cannot be expressed accurately as a fraction and the decimal never ends (Shell, 2013). The history of pi is a very confusing one. No one knows exactly who discovered it; they just know assumptions and possible coincidences....   [tags: circle's circumference, radius, archimedes]
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Circumference Formula - Prove the Circumference Formula Introduction: Archimedes is credited to be the creator of the circumference formula, but more importantly to find the first theoretical calculation of Pi. Pi is an irrational number and the digits are continuous and never come to an end. Archimedes knew he had only found an approximation of pi, he found that pi is between 3 1/7 and 3 10/71. “Pi is a name given to the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter. That means, for any circle, you can divide the circumference (the distance around the circle) by the diameter and always get exactly the same number....   [tags: Archimedes, Pi, diameter, circle, mathematics]
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Archimede's Iron Claw - Archimedes Iron Claw was one of Archimedes’ greatest inventions. It was incredible machine, the likes of which had never been seen before and was likely never seen again after the Second Punic War. The claw was employed in the year 213 B.C.E. when Roman warships attacked the coastline of Syracuse. Archimedes employed an ingenious system of long range catapults and ballistae along with the iron claw and other machines for surprising any enemies that got within close range of the wall. Part of the genius of the iron claw is that, by Polybius’s description, it seems to have been operable by only one man while having the power to take out an entire quinquereme weighing roughly 100 metric tons....   [tags: Innovation ]
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The Development of the Concept of Irrational Numbers - The Development of the Concept of Irrational Numbers Irrational numbers are real numbers that cannot be written as a simple fraction or a whole number. For example, irrational numbers can be included in the category of √2, e, Π, Φ, and many more. The √2 is equal to 1.4142. e is equal to 2.718. Π is equal to 3.1415. Φ is equal to 1.6180. None of these numbers are “pretty” numbers. Their decimal places keep going and do not end. There is no pattern to the numbers of the decimal places. They are all random numbers that make up the one irrational number....   [tags: fractions, archimides, phidias]
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Examination of the Densities of Different Liquids - The purpose of this experiment is to examine the densities of different liquids, such as soft drinks and water. This experiment will help us answer the question, “which among these liquids has the greatest density?” The data collected from this experiment will be analyzed to compare the densities of these liquids. In using the Archimedes’ Principle, this experiment will seek to examine the density of liquids rather than solids. This experiment will explore the area of physical science and applying it to everyday objects....   [tags: density, archimede's principle, coke]
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The Ancient Greeks That Made a Difference For Today - A majority of the mental and physical tools we use and apply today are founded in the work of the ancient Greeks. The mathematicians, engineers and scientists Pythagoras, Euclid, Archimedes, and Thales developed the knowledge, theories and ideas in which we live our lives today. Pythagoras plays a major part in modern day mathematics. Discovering a way to make “order out of chaos”, he was “often referred to as the first pure mathematician.” Born on “the island of Samos … in 569 BCE,” Pythagoras was “well educated.” Individuals known as Pythagoreans admired Pythagoras’ knowledge, and “taught other people what he had taught them” including everything Pythagoras believed to be true, and everyt...   [tags: mathematics, science, astrology] 1020 words
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The History of Calculus - An article written by Simon Harding and Paul Scott titled “The History of Calculus” explains the very beginnings and evolutions of calculus. Harding and Scott begin their article by explaining how important calculus is to almost every field, claiming that “…in any field you could name, calculus… can be found,” (Harding, 1976). I agree with this statement completely, and can even support it with examples of its uses in various fields like engineering, medicine, management, and retail. All of these utilize calculus in some way, shape, or form, even if it is a minute....   [tags: history of mathematics, article]
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William Jones and Pi - ... The transcendence of pi implies that it is impossible to solve the ancient challenge of squaring the circle with a compass and straight-edge. Pi is an infinite number. It is abbreviated to 3.14 and that is the number used in most math problems. For thousands of years, mathematicians have attempted to extend their understanding of pi. Sometimes by computing its value to a high degree of accuracy. William Jones and Archimedes are not the only ones that had discovered pi. It was discovered and thought up many different ways....   [tags: famous mathematicians] 1908 words
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The Martyr of Modern Science - The Martyr of Modern Science Among ten other men dressed in long blood red robes with elaborately decorated gold and jeweled crosses draped around their necks. you are centralized with seamlessly all the attention upon you, as if they were judging you. You are Galileo Galilei and it is 1633, you are being tried by the Roman Inquisition. you have been found guilty of heresy with an abnormal sentencing to confinement within your home. The fifteenth cold day of February in 1564 is the birthday of Galileo Galilei....   [tags: galileo galilei, discoveries]
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The Effects of Patterns and Anomalies on the Gaining of Human Knowledge - ... There are numerous examples of times when the patterns in history have aided in major scientific breakthroughs. Take, for example, the periodic table. The periodic table is an arrangement of the elements, organized by the basis of the atomic numbers, electronic configurations and their recurring chemical properties such as melting point, boiling point, including whether or not the elements were metals. It was the Russian chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev who received the most credit for the creation of the modern periodic table still used in classrooms today across the world....   [tags: pursuit of a greater understanding of the universe] 1259 words
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Outline of Ancient Greece Society and Culture - ... • Gave time for the Greeks to abandon the city of Athens • Gave time for the Greeks to reach the island Salamis, where they prepared a fleet to stop the Persian navy • Destroying the Persian navy helped to successfully defend against the Persians, and would not have been possible if it weren’t for the Spartans sacrifice at Thermopylae • The Spartan’s sacrifice helped to unify the Greeks • If the Persians had won the invasion of Greece western culture would be entirely different, as a lot of our ideas come from the Greeks....   [tags: Economic thought and political theory] 1826 words
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Constributions of Greek Culture - ... In Egyptian mythology, Iris brought her husband Oisris back to life. She promised to save any mortal that came to her, and her priests asserted that she had bestowed on humanity the gift of civilization and founded law and literature. Iris became the goddess of marriage, conception, and childbirth. Philosophical schools fought that people could be truly happy only when they had turned their backs on the world and focused full attention on one enduring thing. Depending on the school they differed on what that one enduring thing was....   [tags: religions, philosophy, mythology]
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Eudoxus' Contribution to Calculus - ... If you didn’t know the formula for finding the area of a circle, you would need to approximate it, just like how we have learned to approximate the area under a curve with Rieman Sums. First, you could inscribe a circle in a triangle, and use the area of the triangle to approximate the area of the circle. But that would not give you a very accurate answer, so next you would draw a square around your circle. Still, this is not very accurate, so you would keep adding to the number of sides of your polygon until you approached infinity, giving you the most accurate answer possible without the formula....   [tags: mathematician, astronomer, circle] 536 words
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History of Engineering - Engineering has dated back to a time long ago. The concept of engineering has been present since ancient times. People have been making fundamental inventions The pulley, lever, and and wheel, although simple ideas, have a modern definition of engineering. Engineers in the Ancient Era were mainly used for building and supervising the pyramid constructions. Different civilizations used engineering in different ways. Ancient Greece made machines in both public and military fields. Archimedes was known for the creation of the Antikythera mechanism, which was the first known computer model....   [tags: ancient times, inventions] 1048 words
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physics lab - Archimedes’s Principle 1. Weight = mass x 9.80 g/cm^3 W= 45g x 9.80 N W= 44,100 dynes 2. Buoyant force (calculated) = weight in air – weight in water BF = 44,100 dynes – 38710 dynes BF = 5390 dynes 3. Volume of Water = radius^2 x length V= (.63cm) (4.65cm) V= 5.80 cm 4. Buoyant force (measured) = mass in air/ density BF= (44,100 g) / (7.76 g/cm^3) BF= 5684 cm^3 5. % difference = BF calculated – BF measured/ BF measured % difference = 5390 – 5684 / 5684 % difference = 5.4 % 6....   [tags: essays research papers] 581 words
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Euclid of Alexandira - ... During Euclid’s life, King Ptolemy started a research institute called the Museum. Euclid was one of the first scholars to be associated with the Museum and he taught mathematics there (O’Connor). Euclid was completely devoted to mathematics and his teachings. Euclid’s most important contribution to humanity is his Elements, which is probably “the most influential textbook in history” (Bruno 126). It’s the second most reproduced book in the western world, next to the bible, and the basis of elementary geometry....   [tags: father of geometry, mathematicians] 532 words
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The Shaping of a King in The Once and Future King by T.H. White - Shaping the Future king In The Once and Future King, Experience is Everything. T.H. White shows that education depends on ones owns personal experiences. Wart’s tutor, Merlyn, uses this exact learning method on Wart. Merlyn uses magic to transform Wart into various animals to show him important life lessons. The Wart is transformed into a fish, goose, and a badger in order to experience different forms of power each being a part of how he should rule as king. Wart learns from Mr. P that mind power is nothing, from the wild goose he learns freedom, and the badger teaches him to accept what you have....   [tags: experience, power, transformation]
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A Look Into Mechanical Engineering - The career that I am going to pursue is Mechanical Engineering. The reason why I chose this is because ever since i was little i was always interested in building little cars. I begged by parents to buy me Legos so i could create what ever came to my head. Even there are many types of engineering i want to be the engineer that designs cars. History of Mechanical Engineering The history of mechanical engineering is very broad and dates back to ancient times. In ancient Greece, the works of Archimedes which he had designed ships and invented the Archimedes screw which is still used today ("Wikipedia")....   [tags: Careers, personal narrative]
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