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How was difference in water pressure perceived in ancient cultures or the middle ages?

I recently wondered: Even when diving to just 2-3 meters without any modern equipment one can feel the change in pressure. Do we have any evidence how this was perceived and explained back in ancient ...
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Exploring problems about quadratic function (in one variable) across the ages

I'm looking for problems about quadratic function across the ages. For example, in the Babylonian civilization, there are problems which are related with quadratic equation. Besides that, the concept ...
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Was there any exact science or mathematics in the Eastern Roman Empire?

I mean in the Byzantine empire, since the movement of the capitol to Constantinople till its conquest by the Turks, about 12 centuries. Unlike the Western Empire this one was never conquered by "...
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How much did scholasticism contribute to logic and mathematics?

I occasionally encounter mentions suggesting that late middle ages weren't as barren intellectually as commonly believed. For example, Occam and Scotus are credited with developing modal and ...