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Alternate Title(s): Les Oeuvres Mathematiques
Author: Simon Stevin
Publication Location: Leiden
Year: 1634

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Stevin’s work represents that of a scientist-engineer in the Low Countries, whose major works appeared in Dutch. Like the scientist-engineers of Italy, Stevin maintained water systems and improved fortifications. He investigated the mechanics of motion, falling bodies and hydraulics. Stevin’s analysis of equilibrium on an inclined plane featured a circle of suspended weights, evenly-spaced. An artistic representation appears in the wrought-iron decorative screen by OU sculptor Joe Taylor, located in the lobby of the 5th floor of Bizzell Memorial Library.

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Theme(s): Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Art
Chronological Period: 17th century
Geographical Region(s): Netherlands, Belgium, Europe
Resource Type: Book