Leonardo Da Vinci

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Leonardo Da Vinci was born April 15, 1452 in Anchiano. This was located near Vinci. (Levy, 40) Leonardo Da Vinci’s scientific studies got him the place of the first true modern scientist. If he Da Vinci hadn’t been a really good artist people wouldn’t have noticed his talent at all. Leonardo Da Vinci didn’t follow what other scientists had back in his time. He made detailed observations of the world as he saw it. (Phillips, 118) Leonardo based only a little bit of his work on classical discoveries. Leonardo made his own views and methods on how to find out things. He was usually always right. Back then things were not as simple as they are now. When Leonardo Da Vinci asked a simple question he would most likely spend weeks, sometimes even months, just to figure out an experiment. (Phillips, 119) During Leonardo Da Vinci’s observations on the birds it would include: watching birds as they are flying, sketching the birds in a lot of different poses, observing them close up, and dissecting (taking them apart) them to understand how they can fly. Leonardo Da Vinci, after all looking over and examining information, would put into basic understanding for the people what happens. After this he made a flying machine for humans. (Phillips, 119) Leonardo was one of the first scientists to study robotics. In 1495 Leonardo Da Vinci sketched an idea for a mechanical robot. The robot looked almost close to a human to some people and Da Vinci. Leonardo Da Vinci had no idea what he had made for it. His robot could move its head, open and close its jaw, move its arms, and sit up and down. (Phillips, 174) Leonardo Da Vinci’s robot was mostly made from mostly Anatomy and Geometry. While building his robot Leonardo used proportions an... ... middle of paper ... ...bove the other, and the outcome is written on the other side of the line. This math is carried out with a rhombus shape where the remainders are written above and the divisor is repeatedly written below. Some people think that it is not called a calculator. They think it is a machine for giving fixed ratios. (Website 3) Da Vinci will remain a mystery but only to those who don’t truly understand his work. (Website 1) He died on May 2, 1519 in Cloux France. (Levy, 40) Work Cited Levy, Michael L., Nagle, Jeanne. 100 Most Influential Scientists of All Time. Britannica Educational Publishing. 2010. Phillips, Cynthia; Priwer, Shana. The Everything Da Vinci Book. FTW Publications, Inc. 2006. http://www.da-vinci-inventions.com/aerial-screw.aspx http://library.thinkquest.org/13681/data/links/math.htm http://www.macchinedileonardo.com/index.php?studies-mathematics

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