1784 in science

The year 1784 in science and technology involved some significant events.

List of years in science (table)




History of scienceEdit

  • Publication of David Bourgeois' Recherches sur l'art de voler, depuis la plus haute antiquité jusque'a ce jour in Paris, the earliest work on the history of flight.


  • Carl Friedrich Gauss, at the age of seven, pioneers the field of summation with the formula summing 1:n as (n(n+1))/2.










  1. ^ Haüy, René Just (1784). Essai d'une théorie sur la structure des crystaux. Paris: Gogué.
  2. ^ Scheele, Carl Wilhelm (1784). "Anmärkning om Citron-saft, samt sätt at crystallisera densamma" [Note about lemon juice, as well as ways to crystallize it]. Kungliga Vetenskaps Academiens Nya Handlingar [New Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Science]. 2nd series (in Swedish). 5: 105–109.
  3. ^ Graham, Thomas (1842). Elements of chemistry, including the applications of the science in the arts. London: Hippolyte Baillière. p. 944. Retrieved 2010-06-04.
  4. ^ The College of Optometrists. "The 'Inventor' of Bifocals?". Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-21.
  5. ^ Collini, C. A. (1784). "Sur quelques Zoolithes du Cabinet d'Histoire naturelle de S.A.S.E. Palatine & de Bavière, à Mannheim". Acta Theodoro-Palatinae Mannheim 5 Pars Physica: 58–103.
  6. ^ Taquet, P.; Padian, K. (2004). "The earliest known restoration of a pterosaur and the philosophical origins of Cuvier's Ossemens Fossiles". Comptes Rendus Palevol. 3 (2): 157–175. doi:10.1016/j.crpv.2004.02.002.
  7. ^ Unwin, David M. (2006). The Pterosaurs: From Deep Time. New York: Pi Press. ISBN 0-13-146308-X.
  8. ^ Cavendish, Henry (1784). "Experiments on Air" (PDF). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. 75: 372–384. doi:10.1098/rstl.1785.0023. JSTOR 106582.
  9. ^ Roy, William (1785). "An Account of the Measurement of a Base on Hounslow-Heath". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. 75: 385–480. doi:10.1098/rstl.1785.0024.
  10. ^ No. 1432.
  11. ^ Gazette d'Amsterdam 25 June 1784; Journal des sçavans November 1784 pp. 760-762.
  12. ^ Gales, W. K. V. (1981). Ironworking. Princes Risborough: Shire. p. 8. ISBN 0-85263-546-X.
  13. ^ "Copley Medal | British scientific award". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 July 2020.