Willem 's Gravesande

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1742-02-28
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1688-09-26
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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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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)
In early 1715, 'sGravesande was appointed secretary to the Dutch embassy and remained in England a year. He frequented English artistic and scientific circles and attended a demonstration of experiments by Desaguliers. He was elected to the Royal Societ (Details)
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Gained an international reputation for promulgating Newtonian thought throughout continental Europe.
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