Victorian physicists and speed regulation: An encounter between science and technology

@article{Mayr1971VictorianPA,
  title={Victorian physicists and speed regulation: An encounter between science and technology},
  author={O. Mayr},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={1971},
  volume={26},
  pages={205 - 228}
}
  • O. Mayr
  • Published 1971
  • Sociology
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
The technology of speed regulation in the nineteenth century, from an economic or industrial point of view a minor speciality of mechanical engineering, has recently received increasing attention, for conceptually it contains the origins of modern control engineering (1). This episode in the history of technology is remarkable for a social phenomenon: among its participants we find not only countless engineers whose names are now forgotten, but also illustrious physical scientists like Airy… Expand

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