A Brief History of Science: As Seen Through the Development of Scientific Instruments
Constable, 2001 - 425 من الصفحات
From the beginnings of history, with gnomons and sundials, through to the twenty-first century and the 26-kilometre underground particle accelerator, the author describes the way that the design and production of scientific instruments has extended the frontiers of science.
Man's desire to understand the universe has led to the making of more and more sophisticated instruments - first to record and measure (Arab numerals, standardised measures), to examine ever more minutely (the microscope, the lens, the prism), on through electromagnets, cathode tubes, thermometers, vacuum pumps, X-rays, counters and accelerators, semi-conductors and microprocessors, down to new instruments now being designed to observe matter at zero temperatures - presenting immense technological problems in the requirement for instruments that can operate in conditions where normal properties no longer hold.
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efficient steam pump had transformed Cornish mining, sent his tubercular son
Gregory to lodge with the Davy family, to benefit from the Cornish climate.
Thomas Wedgwood, son of Josiah, the famous potter, also came to Penzance for
It was not happy, however: Lady Davy treated Faraday like a menial servant, and
he was delighted when she succumbed to seasickness on the cross-channel
voyage. Although it is easy to see Faraday as Davy's great apprentice, he himself
experiment in 1772,27 Davy's result was still significant.) In Rome he
experimented with iodine and chlorine and their compounds with oxygen."8
Finally, he visited Volta, the man who had made everything possible in the first
place, in Milan.
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From the mastery of fire to science in antiquity
Copernicus to Newton
Science technology and communication
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