1746 in science

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The year 1746 in science and technology involved some significant events.

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  • Pierre Louis Maupertuis reads before the Berlin Science Academy the paper Recherche des Lois du Mouvement. He claims that nature acts in such a way as to minimize the product of mass times velocity times distance, in an incomplete but seminal idea that derives in what is known today as the Principle of least action.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography (Swedish)
  2. ^ Penderill-Church, John (1972). William Cookworthy 1705–1780: A Study of the Pioneer of True Porcelain Manufacture in England. Truro: Bradford Barton. 
  3. ^ D'Arcy, M. le Chevalier (1747). "Principe Géneral de Dynamique". Mémoires de l'Académie des Sciences (Paris): 348–356. 
  4. ^ Ferreiro, Larrie D. (2007). Ships and Science: the Birth of Naval Architecture in the Scientific Revolution, 1600–1800. Cambridge: MIT Press. ISBN 978-0-262-06259-6.