I read in some places that Daniel Bernoulli anticipated van der Waals equation by a century in section 10 of his Hydrodynamica. Most sources state that he only discovered one idea in the model; that of taking into account the size of the particles. But did he also consider the attraction between the particles? I'm unable to read his Latin work so I need someone to answer.
Section 10, §1-8, of Daniel Bernoulli, Hydrodynamica sive de viribus et motibus fluidorum commentarii, Agentorati, 1738, are discussed into:
- Clifford Truesdell, Essays in the History of Mechanics (1968), Ch.VI. Early Kinetic Theories of Gases; see page 277-on.
See also: Clifford Truesdell, Rational fluid mechanics. 1687-1765 (1954), Part IV. The hydrodynamics of Daniel and John BERIOULLI, page XXIII, as well as: Julian Simon Calero, The genesis of fluid mechanics. 1640-1780 (2008), page 320, where it is discussed the chapter of Hydrodynamica subtitled ‘Concerning Properties and Motions of Elastic Fluids, but especially of Air’.