Campus Units

History

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-2009

Journal or Book Title

Great Lives from History: Inventors & Inventions

Volume

2

First Page

514

Last Page

516

Abstract

Hero invented, improved, or at least preserved the designs for a variety of devices, including a surveying instrument, a catapult, a coin-operated water dispenser, and automata. His most famous invention was the aeolipile, a forerunner of the steam engine.

Comments

This book chapter is published as Hollander, D.B. Hero of Alexandria: Greek mathematician and engineer, in Great Lives from History: Inventors & Inventions. November 2009, 2; 514-516. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Salem Press, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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