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Johann Heinrich Lambert’s scientific tool kit, exemplified by his measurement of humidity, 1769-1772. (English) Zbl 1191.01008
J. H. Lambert (1728–1777) is an intriguing figure in 18th century science known for his multifaceted activity covering mathematics, optics, cosmology, geodesy and meteorology where he, for instance, designed a hygrometer. In his fundamental philosophical opuses “Neues Organon” and “Anlage zur Architectonic” he developed a detailed theory of science and experiments using a mathematical approach. He was also one of the first scientists to use graphs to represent and analyze the experimental data. The author uses Lambert’s hygrometric studies to demonstrate in details his arguments.
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01A50 History of mathematics in the 18th century
01A85 Historiography
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Lambert, Johann Heinrich
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