Article ID: CBB061637608

An Early Scottish Pamphlet on Hydraulics and Pneumatics: William Welwood's De aqua in altum per fistulas plumbeas facile exprimenda apologia demonstrativa (1582) (2017)

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William Welwood (c.1552–1624) taught at St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university, where he was its first professor of mathematics, and later professor of law. As well as better-known legal works, he published a short pamphlet on hydraulics and pneumatics here discussed. After an outline of the fractious personal, religious, and political environment in which Welwood lived and worked, the content of his pamphlet is described. Its place is then examined within wider scientific and technological contexts.

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Authors & Contributors
Navarro Brotóns, Víctor
Valleriani, Matteo
Fleming, H. M.
Gladstone-Millar, Lynne
Chabás, José
Feingold, Mordechai
Journals
Bollettino di Storia delle Scienze Matematiche
British Journal for the History of Mathematics
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
British Society for the History of Mathematics Bulletin
Early Science and Medicine: A Journal for the Study of Science, Technology and Medicine in the Pre-modern Period
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Publishers
Springer
Goblinshead
National Museums of Scotland Publishing
European Mathematical Society
Universitat de València
Birkhäuser Basel
Concepts
Mathematics
Hydraulics
Science and society
Pneumatics
Astronomy
Logarithms
People
Napier, John
Newton, Isaac
Cardano, Girolamo
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Maurolico, Francesco
Lagrange, Joseph Louis
Time Periods
17th century
16th century
18th century
Renaissance
19th century
Early modern
Places
Scotland
Italy
Spain
Europe
Portugal
British Isles
Institutions
Università di Roma
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