# Early kinetic theories of gases

@article{Truesdell1975EarlyKT, title={Early kinetic theories of gases}, author={C. Truesdell}, journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences}, year={1975}, volume={15}, pages={1-66} }

That matter is composed of molecules in violent agitation, and that heat is a manifestation of that motion, are ideas of great age. The first definite measure of the heat of intestine motion was proposed by Hermann in 17161.

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