# 1722 in science

The year 1722 in science and technology involved some significant events.

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## Physics

• Willem 's Gravesande publishes experimental proof that the formula for kinetic energy of a body in motion is ${\displaystyle E_{k}\propto {\begin{matrix}\end{matrix}}mv^{2}}$ .

## Technology

• October – In clockmaking, George Graham demonstrates that his experiments, begun in December 1721, with mercurial compensation of the pendulum result in greater accuracy in timekeeping under conditions of variable temperature.[1]

## References

1. ^ Britten, F. J. (1894). Former Clock & Watchmakers and their Work. London: E. & F.N. Spon. pp. 89–97.