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ERIC Number: EJ1142781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
The Scientific Legacy of Charles Wheatstone
Greenslade, Thomas B., Jr.
Physics Teacher, v55 n2 p80-82 Feb 2017
Charles Wheatstone's name was once familiar to students because they used his eponymous bridge to measure resistances. That usage seems to be disappearing--we all have access to digital ohmmeters--but the techniques that he developed for making electrical measurements can still be used with profit. Also, his work with measuring very short time intervals and his work with musical acoustics are still with us, if in modified forms. Here are a few examples of his work.
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Language: English
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