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Transcript of Hellenistic achievements
ThalesFirst true mathematician
USed math to calculate the height of the pyramids1st known person to study electricityExplained natural phenomena without using the gods!
AnaximanderEarth had once been covered all in waterPeople had evolved from an earlier form (perhaps a fish)
And the first known map
Alexander the Greats legacy was the culture of learning that he spread through out his empireMany men made important discoveries
Who was the first to understand that the universe was huge!
The earth revolves on its axis
That we have a heliocentric solar system
But the world was not ready for his ideas!It wouldnt be until the 1500s and the work of Nicholas Copernicus that the world began to accept that the Earth revolved around the sun!
ErasistratusFounded the school of anatomy in alexandria
The Brain is the center of the nervous system
Discovered the pulseANd its importance in diagnosing illness
The heart pumps blood through the body
liquids are taken into the esophagus and then passes into the bladder
HipparchusThe father of trigonometry
Created TrigonometryCreated Trigonometry tablesTrigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of a plane or spherical triangles
Distance between sun and the earth
Predicted eclipsesDue to his studies of the movements of the planets
EuclidKnown as the Father of Geometry
But he didnt invent itHe came up with some theorems, compiled the works of others and people used it for centuries!
Calculated the circumference of the EarthAnd was only off by about 200 miles!
He created the most accurate map knownAnd believed that all the oceans were connected
ArchimedesGreatest scientist of antiquity
Approximated piWithout formulas! Just used calculations of polygons to get as close as possible!