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The New (So-Called) Magdeburg Experiments of Otto Von Guericke

  • Authors
  • Otto Von Guericke

Table of contents

  1. Individual Experiments

    1. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 120-121
    2. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 130-134
    3. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 138-139
    4. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 139-140
    5. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 140-141
    6. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 141-142
    7. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 143-144
    8. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 155-156
    9. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 171-172
    10. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 177-178
    11. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 189-192
  2. Mundane Virtues and Other Allied Subjects

    1. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 193-195
    2. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 195-198
    3. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 202-204
    4. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 204-206
    5. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 206-207
    6. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 208-210
    7. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 212-213
    8. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 213-217
    9. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 218-219
    10. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 219-221
    11. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 222-224

About this book

Introduction

Otto von Guericke has been called a neglected genius, overlooked by most modern scholars, scientists, and laymen. He wrote his Experimenta Nova in the seventeenth century in Latin, a dead language for the most part inaccessible to contemporary scientists. Thus isolated by the remoteness of his time and his means of communication, von Guericke has for many years been denied the recognition he deserves in the English speaking world. Indeed, the century in which he lived witnessed the invention of six important and valuable scientific instruments -- the microscope, the telescope, the pendulum clock, the barometer, the thermometer, and the air pump. Von Guericke was associated with the development of the last three of these; he also experimented with a rudimentary electric machine. Thus his Experimenta Nova was an important work, heralding the emerging empiricism of seventeenth century science, and merits this first English translation of von Guericke's magnus opus.

Keywords

instruments language moon planet science telescope

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-2010-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4888-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2010-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0066-6610
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