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

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  • Otto Von Guericke
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. The System of the World, According to the More Common Philosophical Theories

    1. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 31-32
    2. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 32-34
    3. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 34-35
    4. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 35-36
    5. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 36-36
    6. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 36-39
    7. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 39-40
    8. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 40-41
    9. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 47-48
    10. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 48-51
    11. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 52-54
    12. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 66-68
    13. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 74-77
    14. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 78-81
  3. Empty Space

    1. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 83-84
    2. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 84-86
    3. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 86-89
    4. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 89-91
    5. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 97-99
    6. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 102-104
    7. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 104-107
    8. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 107-109
    9. Otto Von Guericke
      Pages 109-110
  4. Individual Experiments

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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