The Scientific Legacy of Charles Wheatstone
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.
Greenslade, Tom, "The Scientific Legacy of Charles Wheatstone" (2017). The Physics Teacher 55(80). Faculty Publications. Paper 242.
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