Archimedes' screw, an aa cried the Archimedean screw or screwpump, is a machine historically uised for transferrin watter frae a law-lyin body o watter intae irrigation ditches. The screw pump is commonly attributit tae Archimedes on the occasion o his veesit tae Egyp, but this tradeetion mey reflect anly that the apparatus wis unkent to the Greeks afore Hellenistic times an introduced in his lifetime bi unkent Greek ingineers.
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Oleson 2000, pp. 242–251