Physicists

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  1. Developed a theory that the world consisted of tiny, indivisible particles called atoms
    Democritus
  2. Wrote Physics. Using deduction and logic he formed theories concerning chang in many areas of physics
    Aristotle
  3. Devised Archimedes' screw, a device for raising water, and discovered Archimedes' principle concerning buoyancy.
    Archimedes
  4. Demonstrated from the Leaning Tower of Pisa that bodies of different weights accelerate uniformity. Discovered the law of motion later stated by Isaac Newton. Wrote Discouses Concerning 2 New Sciences
    Galileo Galilei
  5. In 1600, published De Magnete, the first serious study of magnetism.
    William Gilbert
  6. Developed the barometer and improved the microscope and telescope
    Evangelista Torricelli
  7. Discovered the wave theory of light and and invented the pendelum clock
    Christian Huygens
  8. Conceived of the theory of universal gravitation in Principia supposedly after seeing an apple fall in his garden. Formulated 3 laws of motion. Laid the foundation for the modern study of optics.
    Newton
  9. Invented the first practical mecury thermometer. Devised the Fahrenheit Temperature scale in which the melting point of ice is 32 and the boiling point of water is 212
    Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit
  10. Developed the Reaumur scale with a freezing point of water a 0 and a boiling point of water at 80
    Rene Antione Ferchault de Reaumur

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