The Victorian era
The Victorian era was named after Queen Victoria. The era lasted from June 20 1837 to January 22 1901. The Victorian era was a period of science, it was finally seen as a profession. Many discoveries were made such as physics, astronomy, natural history and medicine.
Charles Wheatstone was a inventor and scientist. Wheatstone had many breakthroughs, the English concertina, stereoscope, and playfair cipher. Wheatstone is best know for Wheatstone bridge, which was made for measuring electrical resistance. Charles Wheatstone conducted an experiment where they measured the velocity of electricity in a wire. To start it he cut the wire through the center and connected to the poles of a Leyden jar. Three sparks were produced one at the the end and in the center. If the Sparks were instantaneous the reflection work led appear in an line. His results gave a velocity of 288,000 mps.
Queen Victoria was the Victorian era was named after, she was the monarch of the Victorian era.
Sir Charles Wheatstone
Sir Charles Wheatstone was born in February 6 1802 was a famous scientist and inventor.
The Victorian era was a progressive era for science.
Connection to Present Day
- The Victorian era was a long period of peace and was known as Pax Britannica
- Thomas Edison was known as "Wizard of Merlo Park"
- "The term 'scientist' was a Victorian discovery..."
- Carbonized Cotton sewing thread was the filament in a light bulb
- Edison was not the first to make a light bulb
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