Cartesian Diver

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A Cartesian diver or Cartesian devil is a classic science experiment, named for René Descartes, which demonstrates the principle of buoyancy and the ideal gas law.


A. Privat Deschanel Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy Part I. Mechanics, Hydrostatics, and Pneumatics (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1884) 101


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