Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Why did Archimedes shout "Eureka"?

The Ancient Greek scientist was trying to find a way of determining whether a crown was made of pure gold. While pondering the problem Archimedes climbed into his bath and saw the water level rise. He realized that he could compare the volume of gold in the crown with a lump of pure gold of the same weight by submerging them and comparig the rise in water level. He leapt out of his bath and cried "Eueka!" ("I have found it!")