Hasok Chang, Inventing Temperature: Measurement and Scientific Progress. Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Science (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

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Abstract

What is “temperature,” how has it been measured—and how ought it be measured?
How can one assess the reliability and accuracy of thermometric instruments
without a circular reliance on the instruments themselves? Hasok Chang's
thought-provoking and accessible book relates a succession of answers given to
those fundamental questions in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-178
Number of pages2
JournalHistorical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences
Volume37
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006

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