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published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
written by David Wallace
This website from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology gives details of a model of how Archimedes might have set the Roman fleet afire with reflected sunlight. The website uses photos and text to show the MIT engineering procedure, step-by-step. A timeline with links provides further detail.
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Photo credit: David Wallace, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering; image source This resource was featured by the Physics To Go collection from October 1, 2007 until October 16, 2007. View the feature here!
Nucleus This resource was a Nucleus feature from October 18, 2007 until November 18, 2007. View the feature here!


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Free access
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© 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Keywords:
Archimedes, Heat, Light, Sunlight, reflection
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created June 19, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated:
May 29, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
Last Update
when Cataloged:
October 1, 2005
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AIP Format
D. Wallace, (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2006), WWW Document, (http://web.mit.edu/2.009/www/experiments/deathray/10_ArchimedesResult.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
D. Wallace, Archimedes Death Ray: Idea Feasibility Testing (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 2006), <http://web.mit.edu/2.009/www/experiments/deathray/10_ArchimedesResult.html>.
APA Format
Wallace, D. (2005, October 1). Archimedes Death Ray: Idea Feasibility Testing. Retrieved April 18, 2014, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology: http://web.mit.edu/2.009/www/experiments/deathray/10_ArchimedesResult.html
Chicago Format
Wallace, David. Archimedes Death Ray: Idea Feasibility Testing. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 1, 2005. http://web.mit.edu/2.009/www/experiments/deathray/10_ArchimedesResult.html (accessed 18 April 2014).
MLA Format
Wallace, David. Archimedes Death Ray: Idea Feasibility Testing. Cambridge: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006. 1 Oct. 2005. 18 Apr. 2014 <http://web.mit.edu/2.009/www/experiments/deathray/10_ArchimedesResult.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "David Wallace", Title = {Archimedes Death Ray: Idea Feasibility Testing}, Publisher = {Massachusetts Institute of Technology}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {18 April 2014}, Month = {October 1, 2005}, Year = {2006} }
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