1692 in science
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- In the American colonies, the Salem Witch trials develop, following 250 years of witch-hunts in Europe.
- The tractrix, sometimes called a tractory or equitangential curve, is first studied by Christiaan Huygens, who gives it its name.
- John Arbuthnot publishes Of the Laws of Chance (translated from Huygens' De ratiociniis in ludo aleae), the first work on probability theory in English.
- Thomas Sydenham's Processus integri ("The Process of Healing") is published posthumously.