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Hero’s aeolipile

Hero’s aeolipile

Hero of Alexandria is the inventor of the first steam engine, although he regarded it as an entertaining toy.



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  • In which city did Hero live?
  • In which present-day country is Hero’s home town located?
  • Which work contains Hero’s studies of machines powered by air, steam or water pressure?
  • When did Hero of Alexandria live?
  • What devices did Hero invent?
  • Who invented the modern steam engine?
  • What rotates the sphere of the aeolipile?
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  • Why were Hero’s machines not used in industry?
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  • What is the correct logical order for Hero’s aeolipile?
  • What were Hero’s main fields of interest?
  • Which plant was available in Hero’s time?
  • For what task did Hero design a ’steam engine’?
  • Which animal could Hero possibly see?


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