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Archæology of physics: 1890s
equipment preserved by the family of
forgotten electrical pioneer
T. B. Kinraide. The video is a bit long
(8 min 30 sec) but worth the time. [Jeff Behary, Electrotherapy Museum]
 TEN OR SO LATEST BLOG ENTRIES: No, I can't count. See also
Complete list, 2012 Oct 15  Present
 INTERESTING ITEMS ELSEWHERE:

Numerical Chladni figures
by Thomas Müller
[European Journal of Physics 34, 1067 (2013)]
"Chladni patterns of vibrating membranes or thin plates
fascinated people already in the eighteenth century ...
In this paper I present NumChladni, an interactive tool
for studying arbitrary twodimensional vibrating membranes
based on the Finite Element method."

Exhaustive generation of "Mrs. Perkins's quilt"
square dissections for low orders
by Ed Wynn
[2013/08] And what is "Mrs. Perkins's Quilt", you ask?
And why should serious modern mathematicians bother with
such trivial nonprofessional works as, for instance,
Amusements in Mathematics
by Henry Ernest Dudeny
[London: Nelson, 1917]? Well ...

Evolution of quasihistory in a Physics Textbook
by Jonas R. Persson
[2013/08] Discusses how the muchused Twentieth Century
physicstextbook Sears & Zemansky presents the blackbodyformula
saga: originally just the results, then anachronically in later
editions. Persson considers this a missed opportunity.

Poweroids revisited  an old symbolic approach
by J. S. Dowker
[2013/07] "Jeffery's 1861 computations using finite difference calculus
are resurrected and extended from forward differences to general delta operators ..."

Einstein as armchair detective: The case of stimulated radiation
by Vasant Natarajan
[Resonance 6, 28 (2001)]
Walks the reader through Einstein's 1917 radiation paper,
the founding document of laser science.

The Giants' Shoulders #61:
Roundup of historyofscience blogs, 2013 July.
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