Evangelista Torricelli  

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Evangelista Torricelli was an Italian physicist and mathematician, best known for his invention of the barometer.


Selected works

His manuscripts are preserved at Florence, Italy. The following have appeared in print:

  • Trattato del moto (before 1641)
  • Opera geometrica (1644)
  • Lezioni accademiche (printed 1715)
  • Esperienza dell'argento vivo (Berlin, 1897).




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