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Wheatstone, Charles Sir 1802-1875

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Works: 1,817 works in 2,188 publications in 3 languages and 4,593 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Biography  Sources  Dictionaries  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals  Records and correspondence  Illustrated works  Almanacs 
Roles: Author, Former owner, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Charles Wheatstone
Brewster and Wheatstone on vision by David Brewster( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientific papers of Sir Charles Wheatstone by Charles Wheatstone( Book )

18 editions published between 1879 and 2011 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802–75) was a shoemaker's son whose fascination with physics led him to become one of the most celebrated scientists and inventors of his time. Apprenticed to his uncle, a musical instrument manufacturer, Wheatstone studied the physics of sound, publishing his first scientific paper in 1823. He was the chief developer of telegraphy, inventing increasingly advanced instruments for transmitting and receiving information. Telegraphy revolutionized communication in the Victorian era, eventually making almost instantaneous global communication possible. This collection of Wheatstone's works, first published in 1879, spans his entire career and includes fully illustrated details of many of his pioneering inventions. His broad-ranging research led to numerous important advances; those in telegraphy and cryptography were still in military use as late as the Second World War. This collection is a valuable source for the history of science, and a fitting tribute to Wheatstone's 'industry and versatility'
On a new analysis of solar light, indicating three primary colours, forming coincident spectra of equal length by David Brewster( Book )

1 edition published in 1831 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abhandlungen zur geschichte des stereoskops by M. von Rohr( Book )

9 editions published in 1908 in German and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Council of the British Association for the Advancement of Science : Meeting] by British Association for the Advancement of Science( Book )

69 editions published between 1841 and 1871 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reply to Mr. Cooke's pamphlet, "The Electric Telegraph; was it invented by professor Wheatstone?" by Charles Wheatstone( Book )

6 editions published between 1855 and 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of vision vindicated and explained by George Berkeley( )

2 editions published in 1860 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité de chimie minérale, végétale et animale by Jöns Jakob Berzelius( Book )

in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The electric telegraph: was it invented by Professor Wheatstone? by William Fothergill Cooke( Book )

10 editions published between 1856 and 1866 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the polarization of sound, in a different manner from that described by Mr. Wheatstone by Wilhelm Eduard Weber( Book )

3 editions published between 1826 and 1977 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific papers by Charles Wheatstone( Book )

8 editions published in 1879 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contribution à la physiologie de la vision by Charles Wheatstone( Book )

8 editions published in 1919 in French and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Charles Wheatstone FRS, 1802-1875 by Brian Bowers( )

3 editions published between 1868 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Wheatstone began his life-long involvement with electrical engineering in the days when it was still at the stage of 'philosophical toys', yet he had a vision of telecommunications that could deliver printed messages around the world. With W.E. Cooke he developed the first practical electric telegraph. The problems of operating telegraphs over long distances led him into the field of electrical measurements. Wheatstone was a major figure in Victorian science, making contributions in the fields of optics and acoustics as well as electrical engineering. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the scientific literature in several languages, and made connections which benefited not only his own work but also that of others. His research aided the development of the new King's College London into a centre of scientific excellence. He invented the concertina and the stereoscope, both very popular in the nineteenth century. He is usually remembered for the Wheatstone Bridge, which he did not invent but publicised in the course of a lecture on measurements. His early attempts to measure the speed of an electric current were inconclusive, but his later studies of signals in submarine cables contributed to the understanding of the effect of capacitance and inductance in cables. He made electric motors, including a linear motor. In his lifetime there was insufficient electric power to exploit them, but his self-excited generator indicated the way ahead. 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, published by HMSO for the Science Museum in 1975
The British journal of photography( )

in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cyclopædia of anatomy and physiology by Robert Bentley Todd( )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authorship of the practical electric telegraph of Great Britain; or, The Brunel award vindicated; in VII. letters, containing extracts from the arbitration evidence of 1841 by Thomas Fothergill Cooke( )

2 editions published in 1868 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of elementary chemistry, theoretical and practical by George Fownes( Book )

3 editions published between 1850 and 1863 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British almanac of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge : for the year of our Lord 1845, being the first after leap year by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)( Book )

14 editions published between 1854 and 1870 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phrenology, or, The doctrine of the mind; and of the relations between its manifestations and the body by J. G Spurzheim( )

1 edition published in 1825 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretation of an important historical document in cipher by Charles( )

2 editions published in 1862 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The scientific papers of Sir Charles Wheatstone
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Čarls Vitston

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Wheatstone, Sir Charles

Уитстон, Чарльз

Чарлз Уитстоун

Чарлс Витстон

Чарльз Вітстон

צ'ארלס ויטסטון פיזיקאי בריטי

تشارلز ويتستون فيزيائي بريطاني

چارلز ویتستون

ชาร์ล วีตสโตน

ชาลส์ วีตสตัน

찰스 휘트스톤

チャールズ・ホイートストン

查爾斯·惠斯登

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English (212)

French (10)

German (9)