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Mariotte, Edmé (ca. 1620-1684)
Works.
A Leide : Chez Pierre Vander Aa, 1717.

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Edmé Mariotte was a French savant and member of the Académie Royale des Sciences in Paris. He achieved international renown for his experimental work in hydraulics and instrument design. Newton refers to him in the Principia. He also used independent experimental techniques to establish Boyle's Law of which he claimed that it is now "sufficiently evident that one can take for a certain rule or law of nature, that air condenses in proportion to the weight by which it is loaded". The law was called Mariotte's Law in France.

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