ERIC Number: EJ633678
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
"Weighing" the Earth: A Newtonian Test and the Origin of an Anachronism.
Gonzalez, Antonio Moreno
Science and Education, v10 n6 p515-43 Nov 2001
Explains how Henry Cavendish performed an experiment to measure the density of the earth. Considers the problems that can arise in maintaining the anachronisms of his approach. (MM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: 1999 International History, Philosophy and Science Teaching Conference: A Selection (Part Two).