The Mechanics of Archimedes Towards Modern Mechanism Design

  • Marco Ceccarelli
Conference paper
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 11)


In this paper a relevant contribution of Archimedes is outlined as related to his developments in mechanics with application to mechanism design with a modern vision. He developed theoretical advances that were motivated and applied to practical problems with an enthusiastic behaviour with a modern spirit that can be summarized in his motto ‘Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth’.


Mechanism Design Machine Design Pulley System Artistic Representation Lever Mechanic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LARM: Laboratory of Robotics and MechatronicsUniversity of CassinoCassinoItaly

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