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  1. Concepts of Power: Natural Philosophy and the Uses of Machines in Mid-Eighteenth-Century London.Alan Q. Morton - 1995 - British Journal for the History of Science 28 (1):63-78.
    How may scientific research contribute effectively to industrial development? This question has been debated for many years. However, a recent development in this discussion has come from a number of eminent scientists and others who have become concerned with what has become known as the public understanding of science. According to them, a greater understanding of science by members of the public would result in a higher value being placed on scientific research, which, eventually, would result in both increased social (...)
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  • The Calculating Eye: Baily, Herschel, Babbage and the Business of Astronomy.William J. Ashworth - 1994 - British Journal for the History of Science 27 (4):409-441.
    Astronomy does not often appear in the socio-political and economic history of nineteenthcentury Britain. Whereas contemporary literature, poetry and the visual arts made significant reference to the heavens, the more earthbound arena of finance seems an improbable place to encounter astronomical themes. This paper shows that astronomical practice was an important factor in the emergence of what can be described as an accountant's view of the world. I begin by exploring the senses of the term ‘calculation’ in Regency England, and (...)
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  • When is a Physical Concept Born? The Emergence of ‘Work’ as a Magnitude of Mechanics.Nikos Emmanouil Kanderakis - 2010 - Science & Education 19 (10):995-1012.