Air pump built for Robert Boyle by Robert Hooke, 1660. Robert Boyle (1627-1691) was a physicist and chemist who carried out many experiments on air, vacuum, combustion, and respiration. In 1662 he formulated Boyle's Law, which states that the pressure and volume of gas are inversely proportional. From Boyle's New Experiments Physico-Mechanical.... (London, 1660).
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