This fascinating biography celebrates the bicentenary of Wheatstone's birth, and draws on information about the family business as well as letters, including correspondence with Cooke and Faraday, which were not available for the first edition. Charles Wheatstone was one of the leading electrical engineers of the mid-nineteenth century, and began his career in the family musical instrument firm where studying the workings of musical instruments gave him a taste for physics. He was responsible for the introduction of the electrical telegraph where his scientific understanding enabled him to turn it into a practical technology. This book will be of particular interest to scientists and historians interested in the work of this pioneering engineer.
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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.About the Author:
Brian Bowers, formerly curator of electrical engineering at the Science Museum, London, now consults on a number of museum projects in Britain and overseas. His interest in Sir Charles Wheatstone began in the 1970s when he gained his PhD on the life and work of Wheatstone.
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Book Description IEE, London, 2001. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. 235 pp. Tightly bound. Light, minor ding to tip of top right front corner. Text is free of markings. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008118