Daniel Bernoulli and the Vis Viva of Compressed Air

  title={Daniel Bernoulli and the Vis Viva of Compressed Air},
  author={Antony Pacey and Sara J. Fisher},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={388 - 392}
  • A. PaceyS. J. Fisher
  • Published 1 December 1967
  • Engineering
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
T H E tenth section of Daniel Bernoulli's Hydrodynamica, in which he discussed the behaviour of air and other "elastic fluids", is well known because in it, Bernoulli put forward a kinetic theory which is closely similar to the modern one. The kinetic theory occupies the first few pages of the section; but further on, Bernoulli continued his investigation of elastic fluids in a manner which anticipated modern ideas in an even more striking and significant way. The important passage began with a… 
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