1784 in science

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The year 1784 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

History of science[edit]

  • Publication of David Bourgeois' Recherches sur l'art de voler, depuis la plus haute antiquité jusque'a ce jour in Paris, the earliest work on the history of flight.

Mathematics[edit]

  • Carl Friedrich Gauss, at the age of seven, pioneers the field of summation with the formula summing 1:n as (n(n+1))/2.

Medicine[edit]

Paleontology[edit]

  • The first description of a Pterodactylus fossil is made by Cosimo Alessandro Collini, although he is unable to determine what kind of creature it is.[3][4][5]

Physics[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Haüy, René Just (1784). Essai d'une théorie sur la structure des crystaux. Paris: Gogué. 
  2. ^ The College of Optometrists. "The 'Inventor' of Bifocals?". Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  3. ^ Collini, C. A. (1784). "Sur quelques Zoolithes du Cabinet d’Histoire naturelle de S.A.S.E. Palatine & de Bavière, à Mannheim". Acta Theodoro-Palatinae Mannheim 5 Pars Physica: 58–103. 
  4. ^ Taquet, P.; Padian, K. (2004). "The earliest known restoration of a pterosaur and the philosophical origins of Cuvier’s Ossemens Fossiles". Comptes Rendus Palevol 3: 157–175. doi:10.1016/j.crpv.2004.02.002. 
  5. ^ Unwin, David M. (2006). The Pterosaurs: From Deep Time. New York: Pi Press. ISBN 0-13-146308-X. 
  6. ^ Cavendish, Henry (1784). "Experiments on Air". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 75: 372–384. doi:10.1098/rstl.1785.0023. JSTOR 106582. 
  7. ^ No. 1432.
  8. ^ Gazette d'Amsterdam 25 June 1784; Journal des sçavans November 1784 pp. 760-762.
  9. ^ Gales, W. K. V. (1981). Ironworking. Princes Risborough. p. 8. ISBN 0-85263-546-X.