Browsing by Name "Falconer, Isobel"
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(Living Edition/STARNA, 2017) - Conference itemDuring the last five years of his life, 1874-79, James Clerk Maxwell was absorbed in editing the electrical researches of Henry Cavendish, performed 100 years earlier. This endeavour is often assumed to be a work of duty ...
No actual measurement ... was required : Maxwell and Cavendish's null method for the inverse square law of electrostatics (2017-12-02) - Journal articleIn 1877 James Clerk Maxwell and his student Donald MacAlister refined Henry Cavendish’s 1773 null experiment demonstrating the absence of electricity inside a charged conductor. This null result was a mathematical prediction ...
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(2019-02-01) - Journal articleRAS funding for a biographical database of scientists has thrown up a story of confusion and fake news surrounding the Paris Observatory's search for a new director in 1907. Toby Peres, Jose Gomez Mena, Edmund Robertson, ...