Happy! – Feb 6 (Wheatstone)
Subject: Happy! – Feb 6 (Wheatstone)|
From: Abby Sale
Date: 06 Feb 06 - 08:28 AM
Sir Charles Wheatstone
was born February 6, 1802
The English physicist is noted for having his name attached to the Wheatstone bridge,
a device that accurately measured electrical resistance and not over any river at all.
No more about him is known, except some junk about inventing the concertina.
See: Chris Timson's fine concertina FAQ
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Subject: RE: Happy! – Feb 6 (Wheatstone)|
From: Paul Burke
Date: 06 Feb 06 - 10:11 AM
In fact, Wheatstone didn't invent that bridge, he just attached his name to it.
However, by way of compensation, he DID invent Ohm's Law, at least in the form which keeps me in a job today.