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The Scientific Legacy of Charles Wheatstone
The Physics Teacher
  • Tom Greenslade, Kenyon College
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Article
Publication Date
2-1-2017
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Abstract

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.

Citation Information
Tom Greenslade. "The Scientific Legacy of Charles Wheatstone" The Physics Teacher Vol. 55 Iss. 80 (2017)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tom_greenslade/156/