The Theory of Hydrostatics and Pneumatics

@inproceedings{Strazzoni2019TheTO,
  title={The Theory of Hydrostatics and Pneumatics},
  author={Andrea Strazzoni},
  year={2019}
}
  • Andrea Strazzoni
  • Published 2019
  • Mathematics
  • In this chapter I focus on De Volder’s treatment of hydrostatics, i.e. the core of his teaching activities at Leiden experimental theatre. The chapter is devoted to discussion of De Volder’s attempt to combine two main models in hydrostatics. First, the Cartesian – which Descartes expounded through his theory of gravity – according to which bodies (either solid or fluid) provided with the same specific weight constantly nullify their reciprocal pressure, so that, for instance, there is no… CONTINUE READING

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