1544 in science

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The year 1544 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Botany[edit]

Geography[edit]

Geology[edit]

  • Georgius Agricola publishes De ortu et causis subterraneorum, laying the foundations of modern physical geology.

Geophysics[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

  • Michael Stifel's Arithmetica integra is published in Nuremberg, containing the first European use of multiplication by juxtaposition, the first use of the term exponent, and a table of integers and powers of two considered as an early version of a logarithmic table.[6][7]

Zoology[edit]

  • William Turner's Avium praecipuarum, quarum apud Plinium et Aristotelem mentio est, brevis et succincta historia is published in Cologne, the first printed book devoted entirely to ornithology.

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allen, George (November 1952). "The History of the Use of the Tomato: An Annotated Bibliography". Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 39 (4): 291. doi:10.2307/2399094. 
  2. ^ Kivelson, Margaret G.; Russell, Christopher T., ed. (1995). Introduction to Space Physics. Cambridge University Press. pp. 3–5. ISBN 0-521-45714-9. 
  3. ^ Jonkers, Art R.T. (2004). "Erdmagnetismus zur Zeit der Seefahrer". Physik Journal: 55–59. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  4. ^ Klemm, H. G. (1990). Georg Hartmann aus Eggolsheim (1489-1564): Leben und Werk eines fräkischen Mathematiker und Ingenieurs. Wissenschaftliche und künsterlische Beiträge, Ehrenburg-Gymnasium Forscheim, Heft 8. Forscheim. 
  5. ^ Klemm, Hans Gunther (1994). Magnetismus-Beobachtungen Bei Den Humanistischen Mathematikern Georg Hartmann und Georg Joachim Rheticus. Erlangen. 
  6. ^ Ball, W. W. Rouse (1908). A Short Account of the History of Mathematics. Macmillan and Co. p. 216. 
  7. ^ Groza, Vivian Shaw; Shelley, Susanne M. (1972). Precalculus Mathematics. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-03-077670-0.