BOOK
Sumptibus Johannis Reinholdi Dulseckeri,
1738
304 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Abstract
First edition of the author's
magnum opus, the foundation of the science of hydrodynamics, a term coined by Bernoulli, and of the kinetic theory of gases. By discarding the geometrical analogies used by Huygens and Newton and adopting advanced mathematical analysis, Bernoulli was able to treat successfully a number of problems in fluid dynamics, earning him the title of one of the founders of mathematical physics. In the
Hydrodynamica, he enunciates the generality of the principle of conservation of force, established the principle of continuity for the motion of fluids, introduces the Bernoulli equation relating pressure to velocity, and the equation governing the force of a laterally discharge fluid jet and its pressure on a facing plate.
Other important observations in the...[
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First edition of the author's
magnum opus, the foundation of the science of hydrodynamics, a term coined by Bernoulli, and of the kinetic theory of gases. By discarding the geometrical analogies used by Huygens and Newton and adopting advanced mathematical analysis, Bernoulli was able to treat successfully a number of problems in fluid dynamics, earning him the title of one of the founders of mathematical physics. In the
Hydrodynamica, he enunciates the generality of the principle of conservation of force, established the principle of continuity for the motion of fluids, introduces the Bernoulli equation relating pressure to velocity, and the equation governing the force of a laterally discharge fluid jet and its pressure on a facing plate.
Other important observations in the
Hydrodynamica include the convertibility of heat to work and the quantification of the physiology of work, i.e., the maximum work, in energy terms, a man can perform in a day.
--Dictionary of Scientific Biography, II, p.39-40.
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