La Porta di Mignana
La Porta di Mignana
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The house-holiday "La Porta" di Mignana is situated in Vinci, the town of Florence, famous throughout the world for being the birthplace of the genius Leonardo.
Leonardo was one of the greatest men of the Renaissance reveating his genius as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, scientist and inventor.
Greatest genius of all time
-In The scientific, theoretical and practical, no less than in the artistic, vast and varied was his business.
- In the field of statics and dynamics made deep studies on the balance of the body; gave a clear definition of the concept of force supporting the impetus theory of Buridan G. and stating explicitly, against the Aristotelian concepts, that "air prevents and shortens the motion of the mobile"; studied and solved the problem with a tightrope coming to a close obtainable with the theorem Varignon appeared a few centuries earlier.
- In the field of hydraulics Leonardo recognized the fundamental principles of hydrostatics, including that of communicating vessels filled with liquids of different densities; discovered the principle of hydrodynamic constant flow rate of a liquid flow, according to which, in steady state, the speed of the current in a water course is inversely proportional to the cross section of the current itself.
- In the field of technical flight and analyze studied the flight of birds, and left many ingenious designs of flying machines, including a helicopter and a parachute design; similar research took place, for boats underwater, on the movement of fish.
- In the field of mathematics was one of the founders of the prospect area and devised some tools including a compass parabolic. He became interested in optical inter alia trying to improve the theory of the lenses and mirrors; measurement techniques trying to build and improve a variety of tools, including a clock, a hygrometer, an odometer and an anemometer, and tried to measure the expansive force of the steam; made important studies on the physiology and human anatomy, especially on the structure of the heart; Finally took care of zoological, botanical, textile art and left a large number of other important inventions.