Willem 's Gravesande

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1742-02-28
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1688-09-26
 

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By the end of the 1730s 'sGravesande was an internationally-renowned scientist, attracting hundreds of foreign students to Leyden each year. In 1736, Voltaire made a special trip to Leyden to talk to him about a book he was writing, "Elements of the Phi (Details)
In his 20s, 'sGravesande practiced law at The Hague, where Fahrenheit was working on his alcohol and mercury thermometers and developing his temperature scale. With Prosper Marchand and others, 'sGravesande founded the "Journal litteratire de la Haye" (1 (Details)
Gravesande's most notable contribution to the journal was an essay in 1722: "A new theory on the collision of falling bodies based on experiment" in which he adopted the Christiaan Huyghens - Leibniz concept of "vis viva," and stating that "the force of (Details)
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Gained an international reputation for promulgating Newtonian thought throughout continental Europe.
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natural sciences and mathematics
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mathematician
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willem jacob 's gravesande knew daniel gabriel fahrenheit (Gabriel Fahrenheit)
willem jacob 's gravesande influenced by gottfried wilhelm leibniz (Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz)
willem jacob 's gravesande studied work of john arbuthnot (John Arbuthnot)
 

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