“Donnez-moi un point d’appui, et je soulèverai le monde”

January 18, 2012 § Leave a comment

Couverture du tome II de Mechanic’s Magazine, London, Knight & Lacey, 1824.
Courtesy of the Annenberg Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania, iladelphia, USA

 

Archimède de Syracuse (né à Syracuse vers 287 av. J.-C. et mort à Syracuse en 212 av. J.-C)

According to Pappus of Alexandria, Archimedes’ work on levers caused him to remark: “Give me a place to stand on, and I will move the Earth.” (Greek: δῶς μοι πᾶ στῶ καὶ τὰν γᾶν κινάσω)

Quoted by Pappus of Alexandria in Synagoge(traduit en français sous le titre de Collection mathématique), Book VIII.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedes

http://www.math.nyu.edu/~crorres/Archimedes/Lever/LeverIntro.html

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