# Eratosthenes

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• ## Assignment 1: Thales, Anaximander, And Analysis

Lani Saunders October 6, 2017 AST 123 Homework #1 1. Thales, Anaximander, and Anaximenes all originated in the Greek colony Miletus. Their intellectual thinking could have been contributed to the education they had. Miletus was a very wealthy city at the time. They people living there didn’t have to worry about money for food or housing so they could spend it on getting a good education, which was rather rare at the time. Other Greek colonies didn’t have enough money to build good education…

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Primes – the building blocks of all numbers: The dictionary meaning of prime is ‘Of first importance’ or ‘Of the best quality, excellent’ etc. What is so great about prime numbers? A number is said to be a prime if it is divisible only by 1 and itself. 5, for example, is a prime number because it is divisible only by 1 and 5. The number 4 can be divided by 1, 4 AND 2. So it is not a prime number. Numbers that are not primes are said to be composite numbers. The fundamental theorem of Arithmetic…

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• ## Roman Numeric System Essay

When were roman numerals discovered you may ask? The history of Roman numerals has been questionable for many years. What is clear is that numerals were used by the ancient Etruscans an interesting aspect of the Etruscan numeral system is that some numbers are represented as partial subtractions. The Etruscan numeric system was adapted from the Greek Attic numerals providing ideas for the later Roman numerals. The Roman numeral system is probably very simple rather than the Etruscan system. The…

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• ## Research Paper On Pythagoras

proved Pythagoras correct, Greek astronomers were able to calculate new distances and answers, helping them move forward. For instance, Aristarchus was able to fairly accurately estimate the size of the moon, relative to the Earth’s size. Also, Eratosthenes was capable of calculating the Earth’s circumference, and he was within fifteen percent of the exact distance. In addition to math and astronomy, Pythagoreans specialized in music. They viewed it as a part of their religious life, so it was…

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• ## Comparing Homer's Iliad And The Aeneid Of Virgil

destruction by seismic activity and not by war, proving Dorpfeld’s assumptions wrong. Moreover, the time period of Troy VIIa better corresponds to the timing of Homeric Troy by ancient historians. Herodotus dates the Trojan War to 1250 B.C, while Eratosthenes dates it to 1183 B.C. These dates correspond to the Troy VII strata, carbon-dated to 1250 to 1020 B.C. There are several pieces of evidence that suggests that Troy VII was the site of the Trojan War, including Mycenaean pottery found at the…

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• ## Montessori Method Essay

stage where practical use of mathematics is important. Montessori students for the age of six, enjoy learning how maths can fits in the grand scheme of the cosmic education. This includes studying ancient mathematicians such as Pythagoras, Euclid, Eratosthenes and…

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• ## Scientific Vs Non Scientific Research

moon in which they said that the moon appeared to have a sphere-like shape. Afterward, some time later, Greek philosopher Aristotle observed the shadow of the moon during a lunar eclipse and realized that it was curved. In the 3rd century BCE, Eratosthenes observed the ancient city of Syene during the summer solstice at noon and noticed that the sun was directly overhead. He knew that during the summer solstice in Alexandria, Egypt, a tall tower would act as a shadow in the city. So, he took…

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• ## The Importance Of Contronomy In Ancient Greek Astronomy

While many concepts on astronomy of the ancient Greeks are no longer relevant, many of their ideas were used to guide astronomers today in establishing concepts more valid. The ancient Greeks had no clear division of science and philosophy. Neither did they have separate and developed fields such as physics, chemistry, biology, and astronomy. The formerly deficient range of information the ancient Greeks had, allowed an individual to become an expert in several fields whereas nowadays, there is…

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• ## Science Inaccessibility Essay

understand the seemingly complex scientific conclusions. Historically, science has often been doubted by the public. When Galileo argued the world was round, he was doubted by many and even persecuted by the Catholic Church, despite the fact that Eratosthenes, a Greek mathematician, had not only proved the spherical nature of the Earth, but even calculated its circumference hundreds of years before Galileo…

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• ## Christopher Columbus Enslaving Of The Taino People

Christopher Columbus is a celebrated national holiday because he was an explorer who sailed the ocean and “discovered” the Americas. Originally, Columbus was in search for a trade route to the Indies. Instead, he came across a whole new world known as the Americas. As a result of this, Columbus spread Western Ideals throughout the world which resulted in opening new doors for Europe. Europeans would soon flock to the Americas in search of a new life and was also a safe haven for others to…

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