1518 in science

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The year 1518 in science and technology included many events, some of which are listed here.




  • Henricus Grammateus publishes Ayn neu Kunstlich Buech in Vienna, containing the earliest printed use of plus and minus signs for arithmetic.[2] He also publishes Libellus de compositione regularum pro vasorum mensuratione. Deque arte ista tota theoreticae et practicae and a new musical temperament.[3]
  • Adam Ries publishes Rechnung auff der linihen, describing the use of a calculating board, a kind of two-dimensional abacus, for practical arithmetic.[1]





  1. ^ a b Grun, Bernard (1991). The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 231. ISBN 0-671-74919-6. 
  2. ^ Miller, J. et al. "Earliest Uses of Symbols of Operation" after Cajori, F. A History of Mathematical Notations.
  3. ^ "Temperaments IV: Grammateus". Technical Library. Sydney: Carey Beebe Harpsichords. 2012. Retrieved 2013-08-10. 
  4. ^ Viegas, Jennifer (2008-08-01). "'Dancing Plague' and Other Odd Afflictions Explained". Discovery News. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on 2008-08-07. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  5. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 197–204. ISBN 0-304-35730-8. 
  6. ^ Dictionary of Scientific Biography.