Mathematician. He exerted an everlasting influence on the development of science by his explanation and use of calculus, his work on mechanics, and his treatise on navigation and on fortifications. He was the first to set forth the hydrostatic paradox, the equilibrium of bodies on inclined planes, and a solution of equations of the third degree by means of successive approximations.
- “Simon Stevin“. . CatholicSaints.Info. 16 October 2012. Web. 5 August 2015. <>