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In Honor of Archimedes

A cache by muse435 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/28/2015
Difficulty:
4 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This should be a fun puzzle in honor of Archimedes.

This cache was designed with Archimedes in mind. He was an Ancient Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. He is credited with designing innovative machines, such as his screw pump, compound pulleys, and defensive war machines to protect his native Syracuse from invasion. Archimedes anticipated modern calculus and analysis by applying concepts of infinitesimals and the method of exhaustion to derive and rigorously prove a range of geometrical theorems, including the area of a circle, the surface area and volume of a sphere, and the area under a parabola. Other mathematical achievements include deriving an accurate approximation of pi, defining and investigating the spiral bearing his name, and creating a system using exponentiation for expressing very large numbers. Archimedes died during the Siege of Syracuse when he was killed by a Roman soldier despite orders that he should not be harmed.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Vs lbh fghql bar bs uvf gurbevrf lbh jvyy dhvpxyl haqrefgnaq gur chmmyr. 1t.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)