1602 in science

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The year 1602 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Astronomy[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Exploration[edit]

  • May 15 – Bartolomew Gosnold becomes the first European to discover Cape Cod.
  • Henry Briggs publishes his first mathematical work A Table to find the Height of the Pole, the Magnetical Declination being given in London.

Medicine[edit]

  • Felix Plater publishes Praxis medica classifying diseases by their symptoms.

Physics[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Feingold, Mordechai (1984). The Mathematicians' Apprenticeship: Science, Universities and Society in England, 1560–1640. p. 50. 
  2. ^ a b Grun, Bernard (1991). The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 269. ISBN 0-671-74919-6.