Instruments (Book, 1994) []
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Author: Albert Van Helden; Thomas L Hankins; History of Science Society.
Publisher: Philadelphia : History of Science Society, 1994.
Series: Osiris (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2nd ser., v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

These 11 essays take stock of the philosophy of instrumentation and the impact of new instruments in both the physical and life sciences, carefully considering the important interplay between  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Van Helden; Thomas L Hankins; History of Science Society.
ISBN: 0226848833 9780226848839 0226848841 9780226848846
OCLC Number: 228665318
Description: 250 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Telescopes and authority from Galileo to Cassini / Albert Van Helden --
Precision instruments and the demonstrative order of proof in Lavoisier's chemistry / Jan Golinski --
The ohm is where the art is : British telegraph engineers and the development of electrical standards / Bruce J. Hunt --
Terrestrial magnetism : for the glory of God and the benefit of mankind / Deborah Warner --
Stanford's supervoltage x-ray tube / Bruce Hevly --
Counting on invention : devices and black boxes in very big science / Robert W. Smith, Joseph N. Tatarewicz --
Instruments and observation at the Imperial astronomical Bureau during the Ming Dynasty / Thatcher Deane --
The ocular harpsichord of Louis-Bertrand Castel ; or, The instrument that wasn't / Thomas L. Hankins --
Machine philosophy : demonstration devices in Georgian mechanics / Simon Schaffer --
Helmholtz and the materialities of communication / Timothy Lenoir --
Instruments, nerve action, and the all-or-none principle / Robert G. Frank, Jr.
Series Title: Osiris (Philadelphia, Pa.), 2nd ser., v. 9.
Responsibility: edited by Albert Van Helden and Thomas L. Hankins.


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