1742 in science

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The year 1742 in science and technology involved some significant events.

Astronomy[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Metrology[edit]

Physiology and medicine[edit]

  • Surgeon Joseph Hurlock publishes his A Practical Treatise upon Dentition, or The breeding of teeth in children in London, the first treatise in English on dentition.

Technology[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Crilly, Tony (2007). 50 Mathematical Ideas you really need to know. London: Quercus. p. 37. ISBN 978-1-84724-008-8. 
  2. ^ Celsius, Anders (1742). "Observationer om twänne beständiga grader på en thermometer" (Observations about two stable degrees on a thermometer). Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademiens Handlingar (Proceedings of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) 3:171-180 and [1].
  3. ^ Wikisource Jervis-Smith, Frederick John (1911). "Chronograph". In Chisholm, Hugh. Encyclopædia Britannica. 6 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 302. 
  4. ^ Routh, Edward John (1905). The Elementary Part of A Treatise on the Dynamics of a System of Rigid Bodies. London: Macmillan. 
  5. ^ Ferguson, Niall (2011). Civilization: The West and the Rest. London: Allen Lane. ISBN 978-1-84614-273-4. 
  6. ^ Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, inventory 98721 (exhibit label noted 2012).