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Scientific credibility and technical standards in 19th and early 20th century Germany and Britain

Author: Jed Z Buchwald
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Kluwer Academic, ©1996.
Series: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The articles in this volume intentionally cross boundaries between science and technology, and they also illuminate one another. Contributions include optics and industry in 19th-century Germany and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Carl Zeiss; Carl Zeiss; Carl Zeiss; Ernst Abbe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jed Z Buchwald
ISBN: 0792342410 9780792342410
OCLC Number: 36589613
Description: ix, 182 pages : illustrations, facsimiles ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Jed Z. Buchwald --
Buying the dark lines of the solar spectrum : Joseph von Fraunhofer's standard for the manufacture of optical glass / Myles W. Jackson --
Ernst Abbe, Carl Zeiss, and the transformation of microscopical optics / Stuart M. Feffer --
The Zeiss Werke and the ultramicroscope : the creation of a scientific instrument in context / David Cahan --
Precision, tolerance, and consensus : local cultures in German and British resistance standards / Kathryn M. Olesko --
Syntony and credibility : John Ambrose Fleming, Guglielmo Marconi, and the Maskelyne affair / Sungook Hong.
Series Title: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v.
Responsibility: edited by Jed Z. Buchwald.
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