Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the 17th Century

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SUBJECT INDEX
Subjects that have major entries in the text are indicated by boldface type. For publications, author names are indicated in parentheses.
a
Abacus, 34 , 211
Absolute zero, 239–240
Academia del Cimento, 107 , 161
Acceleration, 78 , 121–124 ;
difference from velocity, 122–123 , 126
Acoustics, 214 .
See also Sound
Aeolipile, 220–221 .
See also Steam engine
Air. See Elements;
Gases
Air pressure, 12 , 15–16 , 31–32 .
See also Boyle’s Law
Air pump, See Vacuum pump
Akkadians, 81
Alchemy, 45–49 , 95 , 191
Almagest (Ptolemy), 173 , 217
American science, 79 , 135–136 , 174
Analytical geometry, 3–7 , 37 , 64 ;
minima and maxima, 6 ;
tangents, 5–6
Anatomy of Plants (Grew), 194
Anatomy Plantarum (Malpighi), 194
Anemometer, 160
Animal generation, 7–11 , 56 .
See also Embryology;
Preformation;
Spontaneous generation
Arabic:
mathematics, 65 ;
science, 22 , 129 , 137 , 166 , 181 , 217
Archimedes’ Principle, 103
Atomic theory, 11–14 , 93 , 241 ;
Greek concept, 11 ;
Indian theory, 13 ;
modern theory, 13–14 ;
vortex theory, 13
Aztec, 81

b
Babylonians, 115
Bacteria, 44 , 168
Barometer, 15–19 , 30 , 104 ;
aneroid, 18 , 32 ;
elevation studies with, 32 , 105 ;
meteorological instrument, 160 ;
vacuum in, 242
Belgian, science, 48 , 70–72 , 145
Bernoulli Principle, 106
Bible, The, 68–69 , 73 ;
Genesis, 70 ;
Old Testament, 73
Binary system, 36
Binomial theorem, 19–22
Biochemistry, 95
Blastoderm, 58–59
Blood circulation, 22–27 , 94–95 , 145 ;
red blood cells, 26 , 95 ;
volume of, 24 , 26
Botanical classification 27–29 .
See also Plant morphology
Boyle’s Law, 29–33.
See also Air pressure

c
Calcination, 50–51
Calculating machines, 34–37 , 144 , 213 ;
abacus, 34 ;
Napier’s Bones, 34

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Series Foreword xi
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Introduction xvii
  • Experiments, Inventions and Discoveries 1
  • A 3
  • B 15
  • C 34
  • E 54
  • F 64
  • G 70
  • H 81
  • J 109
  • K 115
  • L 121
  • M 148
  • N 173
  • O 177
  • P 187
  • S 201
  • T 224
  • V 241
  • Appendix 245
  • Glossary of Technical Terms 247
  • Selected Bibliography 257
  • Subject Index 261
  • Name Index 267
  • About the Author 271
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