Sir Charles Wheatstone / Edition 2by Brian Bowers
Pub. Date: 11/29/2001
Publisher: Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Charles Wheatstone was one of the leading electrical engineers of the mid-nineteenth century. This fascinating biography celebrates the bicentenary of his birth, and draws on information about the family business as well as letters, including correspondence with Cooke and Faraday.
Table of ContentsForeword 1: An Extraordinary fellow 2: Early Life Part 1: Sound and Light 3: Researches in sound 4: Musical instrument manufacturer 5: The stereoscope Part 2: Electricity 6: The velocity of electricity 7: Professor Wheatstone 8: Researches in electricity 9: Electrical measurements Part 3: The Telegraph 10: Early Telegraph 11: The practical electric telegraph 12: Submarine telegraphy 13: The developing telegraph Part 4: Sir Charles 14: Wheatstone at home 15: Later scientific work 16: The public figure Appendix Index
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