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Archimedes of Syracuse, Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer, writes the work On Floating Bodies, the first known work on hydrostatics, where formulates the rule known as Archimedes' principle

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Ancient Greece

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Strong importance (9)

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Science

Quotations

Proposition 7: A solid heavier than a fluid will, when placed in it, descend to the bottom of the fluid, and the solid will, when weighted in the fluid, be lighter than its true weight by the weight of the fluid displaced.

Archimedes, On Floating Bodies

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