Developed a theory that the world consisted of tiny, indivisible particles called atoms
. Using deduction and logic he formed theories concerning chang in many areas of physics
Devised Archimedes' screw, a device for raising water, and discovered Archimedes' principle concerning buoyancy.
Demonstrated from the Leaning Tower of Pisa that bodies of different weights accelerate uniformity. Discovered the law of motion later stated by Isaac Newton. Wrote
Discouses Concerning 2 New Sciences
In 1600, published De Magnete, the first serious study of magnetism.
Developed the barometer and improved the microscope and telescope
Discovered the wave theory of light and and invented the pendelum clock
Conceived of the theory of universal gravitation in Principia supposedly after seeing an apple fall in his garden. Formulated 3 laws of motion. Laid the foundation for the modern study of optics.
Invented the first practical mecury thermometer. Devised the Fahrenheit Temperature scale in which the melting point of ice is 32 and the boiling point of water is 212
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
Developed the Reaumur scale with a freezing point of water a 0 and a boiling point of water at 80
Rene Antione Ferchault de Reaumur
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