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Is it a surprise that into the vessel, in which the mercury has...

Is it a surprise that into the vessel, in which the mercury has no inclination and no repugnance, not even the slightest, to being there, it should enter and should rise in a column high enough to make equilibrium with the weight of the external air which:

Evangelista Torricelli

Celebrate Mathematicians part 3

We are on 20th October and just a little over half of the mathematicians of the month are covered. Impressive the fact that in the last 11 days we are celebrating 21 mathematicians, while in 20 days we have only 18. 830 kata lagi


"How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress"*...

Consider the simple function Y=1/X:

Take one half and rotate it around X.

It creates the shape you see at the top of this post, known as “Torricelli’s Trumpet” for its discoverer, the 17th century mathematician  255 kata lagi

History of the Storm Glass Barometer

So you want to know the history behind the storm glass barometer. How does it work? Read on to learn more!

A storm glass barometer… 435 kata lagi


"We live submerged at the bottom of an ocean of air" Evangelista Torricelli

Evangelista Torricelli was born October 15, 1608 and became a brilliant Italian physicist

and mathematician best known for his invention of the barometer.

On 11th June, 1644, he famously wrote in a letter to Michelangelo Ricci: 365 kata lagi

World History

Air Pressure

Air (the atmosphere) has weight and presses on us.

  • Who discovered it: Evangelista Torricelli
  • Year of Discovery: 1643

How was it Discovered?

On a clear October day in 1640, Galileo conducted a suction-pump experiment at a public well just off the market plaza in Florence, Italy. 531 kata lagi


Create a Vacuum Day - February 4th

Every year on February 4th,  Create a Vacuum Day is celebrated mostly in the United States. When we refer to the term ‘Vacuum’, we, the general mass mean the vacuum cleaner indeed. 97 kata lagi