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1739
The year 1739 in science and technology involved some significant events.
Exploration
January 1  Bouvet Island is discovered by French explorer JeanBaptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Mathematics
Leonhard Euler solves the general homogeneous linear ordinary differential equation with constant coefficients.
Euler invents the tonnetz (German for "tonenetwork"), a conceptual lattice diagram that shows a twodimensional tonal pitch space created by the network of relationships between musical pitches in just intonation.[1][2]
Physics
Émilie du Châtelet publishes Dissertation sur la nature et la propagation du feu.
Awards
Copley Medal: Stephen Hales
Societies
June 2  The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is founded in Stockholm by Linnaeus, Mårten Triewald and others.[3]
Births
December 14  Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, French industrialist (d. 1817)
Deaths
15 February 1739 Death of Eustachio Manfredi in Bologna, Italy
April 19  Nicholas Saunderson, English scientist and mathematician (b. 1682)
April 27  Nicolas Sarrabat, French scientist, astronomer and mathematician (b. 1698)
References
^ Euler, Leonhard. Tentamen novae theoriae musicae.
^ Derbyshire, John (Spring 2007). "Euler's Constancy". The Wilson Quarterly.
^ "History". Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien. Retrieved 20110927.
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