Heron of Alexandria

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Heron or Hero of Alexandria was an important geometer and worker in mechanics who invented many machines ncluding a steam turbine. His best known mathematical work is the formula for the area of a triangle in terms of the lengths of its sides.
Full MacTutor biography [Version for printing]

List of References (19 books/articles)

Mathematicians born in the same country

Other Web sites
  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  2. Kevin Brown (Heron's triangle formula)
  1. University of Iowa

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