1737 in science

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The year 1737 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Astronomy[edit]

Botany[edit]

Geology[edit]

  • Francesco Serao is the first person to use the word lava in connection with extruded magma in a short account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius which took place between May 14 and June 4.[4]
  • October 11 – An earthquake in Calcutta, India is said to have caused 300,000 deaths; this is now in question: it was probably a cyclone, with deaths estimated at 3,000.[5]
  • October 16 – An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 9.3 strikes offshore of the Kamchatka Peninsula.[6]

Mathematics[edit]

Technology[edit]

Publications[edit]

  • Venetian polymath Francesco Algarotti publishes Newtonianism for Ladies, or Dialogues on Light and Colours (Neutonianismo per le dame).[9]

Awards[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bakich, Michael E. (2000). The Cambridge Planetary Handbook. Cambridge University Press. p. 103. ISBN 9780521632805.
  2. ^ "On the cause of the eccentricity of the woody layers which one perceives when one cuts horizontally the trunk of a tree" (De la cause de l'excentricité des couches ligneuses qu'on apperçoit quand on coupe horisontalement le tronc d'un arbre).
  3. ^ "A Curious Herbal". The British Library. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  4. ^ Duffin, C. J.; Gardner-Thorpe, C.; Moody, R. T. J. (2017). Geology and Medicine: Historical Connections. Geological Society of London. p. 60. ISBN 9781786202833.
  5. ^ Gates, Alexander E.; Ritchie, David (2006). Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Infobase Publishing. p. 38. ISBN 9780816072705.
  6. ^ Dasgupta, Samir; Şiriner, İsmail; De, Partha Sarathi (2010). Women's Encounter with Disaster. ismail siriner. p. 250. ISBN 9788190884143.
  7. ^ Euler, Leonhard (1737). "Variae observationes circa series infinitas" [Various observations concerning infinite series]. Commentarii Academiae Scientiarum Petropolitanae. 9: 160–188.
  8. ^ "Longitude found: John Harrison". Royal Museums Greenwich | UNESCO World Heritage Site In London. 7 October 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  9. ^ Ritchie, Stefka (2018). Samuel Johnson's Pragmatism and Imagination. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 76. ISBN 9781527521094.
  10. ^ "medal". British Museum. Retrieved 21 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Luigi Galvani | Italian physician and physicist". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 21 March 2019.