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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Cordite, first developed in the nineteenth century as a propellant for shells,
became standard for this purpose, simply because of its unpreced- entedly high
performance. Rockets and space In the Second World War rockets came into
their own ...
The electrodynamic revolution When Alessandro Volta (1745-1827) was born to
a noble family in the beautiful lakeside city of Como in Lombardy, it was then part
of the Austrian Habsburg empire: in 1859 it became part of Garibaldi's Italy.
None the less he became, in 1901, one of the first Nobel prizewinners for physics
. At the same time, the discovery of X-rays, whatever they might be, had an
immediate and profound effect on the research of others - among them J. J.
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From the mastery of fire to science in antiquity
Copernicus to Newton
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