- Si·mon [see-mawn] /ˈsi mɔn/, 1548–1620, Dutch mathematician and physicist.
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He translated the Portuum investigandorum ratio of Stevin in 1599.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
Stevin was a noted mathematician, and also experimented in the construction of wheel vehicles about 1600.
Stevin also built a smaller sail vehicle, similar to the one just described, that carried from five to eight persons.
Stevin supposed a chain to be placed over two inclined planes, and to hang down in the manner represented in the figure.The Life of Galileo Galilei, with Illustrations of the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy
John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune
A curious account of this early project is to be found in the library of the British Museum, under the name "Stevin, 1652."