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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... and lens system for analysing the sun's spectrum page 75 Apparatus for
demonstrating light interference page 84 Map of France showing the five
astronomical stations used for establishing the metric system page 98 The
Voyager spacecraft ...
Since then it has always been in turmoil, with continuing interaction between
experimenters working with ever more elaborate apparatus and theorists
proposing a world of almost unimaginable complexity. In this new era, one theme
above all ...
polonium source of a-particles paraffin wax target beryllium target emits neutrons
to amplifier and oscilloscope neutron chamber ionisation chamber Figure 73
Chadwick's neutron apparatus. experimentally. For this he designed a simple
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From the mastery of fire to science in antiquity
Copernicus to Newton
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