1745 in science

The year 1745 in science and technology involved some significant events.

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  • The Leyden jar, a device for storing electric charge, is invented by Pieter van Musschenbroek. It Is the first capacitor.
  • Andrew Gordon describes the "whirl", the first electrostatic reaction motor, and "electric chimes", the first instance of the application of what comes to be called electric convection, in his Versuch einer Erklarung der Electricitat.[1]
  • Ruđer Bošković publishes De Viribus Vivis in which he tries to find a middle way between Newton's gravitational theory and Leibniz's monadology, developing a concept of "impenetrability" as a property of hard bodies which explains their behavior in terms of force rather than matter.[2]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McInally, Tom (2011). The Sixth Scottish University: The Scots Colleges Abroad: 1575 to 1799. Brill. p. 115. ISBN 9789004214262.
  2. ^ Scott, Wilson L. (1970). The Conflict between Atomism and Conservation Theory 1644–1860. London: Macdonald. ISBN 0-356-02706-6.
  3. ^ "Copley Medal | British scientific award". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 July 2020.