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# Archimedes and the Door of Science - Chapter 7, Archimedes and Mathematics Summary & Analysis

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## Chapter 7, Archimedes and Mathematics Summary and Analysis

The term 'mathematics' in Greek, just means 'science'. And math was the subject Archimedes most enjoyed, working in every field of mathematics known to him. But he did not write textbooks; instead, he only wrote technical, brilliant essays for other mathematicians.

Archimedes wrote on arithmetic, trigonometry, laid the foundations down for calculus and focused most on geometry. These fields of mathematics are crucial for modern life - arithmetic for everyone, trigonometry for distances and direction, calculus, which makes space travel possible and geometric, which makes architecture possible. He also analyzed shapes like spheres, cylinders, cubes, cones, and their relationships to flat surfaces. He also analyzed semicircles, spirals, hyperbolas, parabolas and ellipses. He figured out how to calculate volume and all measurements of solids began with him.

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