1740 in science

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The year 1740 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Mathematics[edit]

  • Jean Paul de Gua de Malves publishes his work of analytic geometry, Usages de l'analyse de Descartes pour découvrir, sans le secours du calcul differentiel, les propriétés, ou affections principales des lignes géométriques de tous les ordres.

Metallurgy[edit]

Physics[edit]

Technology[edit]

  • Henry Hindley of Yorkshire invents a device to cut the teeth of clock wheels.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Smiles, Samuel (1879). Industrial Biography. p. 99. 
  2. ^ Hutton, Charles (1815). A Philosophical and Mathematical Dictionary: Volume 2. Weybridge, Surrey: S. Hamilton. p. 509. 
  3. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 308. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.