BERNOULLI, DANIEL. 1700-1782. Hydrodynamica, sive De viribus et motibus fluidorum commentarii. Strasbourg: Johann Heinrich Decker for Johann Reinhold Dulsecker, 1738.
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BERNOULLI, DANIEL. 1700-1782.
Hydrodynamica, sive De viribus et motibus fluidorum commentarii. Strasbourg: Johann Heinrich Decker for Johann Reinhold Dulsecker, 1738.
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BERNOULLI, DANIEL. 1700-1782.
Hydrodynamica, sive De viribus et motibus fluidorum commentarii. Strasbourg: Johann Heinrich Decker for Johann Reinhold Dulsecker, 1738.
4to (255 x 205 mm). [8], 304 pp. 12 engraved folding plates, large engraved title-page vignette, engraved headpiece. Early 19th century burgundy morocco, rebacked, custom slipcase. Some mild browning, several stray marks, repairs to boards.
Provenance: Robert Elmer Horton (bookplate). Considered the father of modern hydrology.

FIRST EDITION of the chief work by the Swiss mathematician and physicist. The work deals with fluid mechanics and lead to its naming as hydrodynamics. Bernoulli discusses hydrodynamic pressure, hydraulic machines and he discusses the first model of the kinetic theory of gasses.
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