# Greek Culture: SCIENCE!

### Detailing scientific principles made by the Ancient Greeks.

## Pythagoras and the Pythagorean Theorem

*a squared plus b squared equals c squared.*This applies to all right triangles.

*For example, if the two shorter sides of a triangle, a and b, were 2 and 3 centimeters, then you have 4 plus 9, or 13. Then you find the square root of that. This is about 3.6. Now you know the length of the longest side of the triangle.*

- Please yell at me if this is mathematically incorrect or an outrageous religious heresy.
- Please don't yell at me for turning this into a math lesson. I know you hate math.
- If you want to know why I'm telling you this, you'll find out later.

## Eratosthenes and the Circumference of the Earth

## Archimedes and the Crown

The outcome of the Peloponessian War is your responsibility. You cannot fail now. Or else.

## Bibliography

"Eratosthenes; The Measurement of the Circumference of the Earth". Following the Path of Discovery. 24 Mar. 2015.

<http://www.juliantrubin.com/bigten/eratosthenes.html>

"Archimedian Screw". Clipart ETC. 24. Mar. 2015.

<http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/15000/15042/archimedean_15042.htm>

"6.5- Applications of Matrices and Determinants". People.Richland.Edu. 24 Mar. 2015.

<https://people.richland.edu/james/lecture/m116/matrices/applications.html>

Online Sources-

"Archimedes of Syracuse". Archimedes Palimpsest. 24 Mar. 2015.

<http://archimedespalimpsest.org/about/history/archimedes.php>

"Pythagoras". Math Open Reference. 22 Mar. 2015

<http://www.mathopenref.com/pythagoras.html>

"Eratosthenes' Calculation of Earth's Circumference". Windows2Universe. 22 Mar. 2015.

<http://www.windows2universe.org/citizen_science/myw/w2u_eratosthenes_calc_earth_size.html>

Written Sources-

Pearson, Anne. __Eyewitness Ancient Greece__. New York, New York, USA. Dorling Kindersly Limited.

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