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ERIC Number: EJ1041577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0926-7220
Hydraulics for Royal Gardens: Water Art as a Challenge for 18th Century Science and 21st Century Physics Teaching
Eckert, Michael
Science & Education, v16 n6 p539-548 Jun 2007
Hydraulics is an engineering specialty and largely neglected as a topic in physics teaching. But the history of hydraulics from the Renaissance to the Baroque, merits our attention because hydraulics was then more broadly conceived as a practical "and" theoretical science; it served as a constant bone of contention for mechanics and mathematics; its obvious practical importance from raising water in mines to the playful fountains in royal gardens illustrates the social role of science like few others do. The playful character of historic hydraulics problems makes it also an appealing topic for modern science education.
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Language: English
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