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Johannes Kepler´s Messekunst Archimedis (1616)

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Kepler's Messekunst Archimedis of 1616 contains a striking discussion of experimental research on specific gravities in the long sixteenth-century. 

Instruments

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Several early modern mathematical instruments were based on numerical determinations of specific gravities of substances. Their scales preserve and register numerical values that are alternative to those traditionally provided by tables in learned treatises.