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ERIC Number: EJ943424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Maskelyne: A Timely Celebration
Walsh, K. A. P.; Sharp, P.
Physics Education, v46 n4 p433-436 Jul 2011
Sir Nevil Maskelyne is remembered by many as the main rival to clockmaker John Harrison in the famous "Longitude" affair of the 18th century. However, his contributions to science go well beyond this often misreported drama; three of his many observations and developments are considered here in the year marking the 200th anniversary of his death. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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