Kites: the rise and fall of a scientific object

Suay Belenguer, Juan Miguel y Teira Serrano, David . (2014) Kites: the rise and fall of a scientific object.

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Título Kites: the rise and fall of a scientific object
Autor(es) Suay Belenguer, Juan Miguel
Teira Serrano, David
Abstract Between 1753 and 1914, kites were used as scientific objects in different branches of physics. First, as experimental instruments in electrical experiments. Then, still in the 1750s, we find theoretical models of the flight of kites. In the late 19th century, sophisticated technological kites were also used for aerological measurement. Finally, at the turn of the past century, kites served early aeronautical researchers as scale models of wings. In all cases, there was a rise and a fall: kites were reasonably successful in all these roles, but they could not produce interesting enough results to stand the competition of more efficient alternatives.
Palabras clave kite
electrical kite
aerology
glider
Fecha 2014
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Identificador bibliuned:501033
Nombre de la revista Nuncius. Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science, 29.2
Número de Volumen 29
Número de Issue 2
Página inicial 439
Página final 463
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Tipo de documento: Artículo de revista
Collection: Departamento Lógica, Historia, Filosofía de la Ciencia (UNED). Artículos
 
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