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IN CONTEXT

BRANCH

Physics

BEFORE

1643 Evangelista Torricelli invents the barometer using a tube of mercury.

1648 Blaise Pascal and his brother-in-law demonstrate that air pressure decreases with altitude.

1650 Otto von Guericke performs experiments on air and vacuums, first published in 1657.

AFTER

1738 Swiss physicist Daniel Bernoulli publishes Hydrodynamica, describing a kinetic theory of gases.

1827 Scottish botanist Robert Brown explains the motion of pollen in water as a result of collisions with water molecules moving in random directions.

In the 17th century, several scientists across Europe investigated the properties of air, and their work was to ...

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