Presents a history of physics, examining the theories and experimental practices of the science.Ponderable bodies extend in space and have weight; what about imponderable ones? Coulomba#39;s torsion balance experiments to measure the a#39;forcea#39; of electricity were exemplars of this attempt to capture ... The metrological thread, however, was largely lost in Heilbrona#39;s story with the exception of the last chapter, a reprint of his essay on the metre (FrAcngsmyr et al. ... customar- ily associated with Michel Foucaultastate power, territorial control, administrative and economic efficiency, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics|
|Author||:||Jed Z. Buchwald, Robert Fox|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2013-10|