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    The Relationship Between Concept and Instrument Design in Eighteenth-Century Experimental Science.W. D. Hackmann - 1979 - Annals of Science 36 (3):205-224.
    The empiricism of eighteenth-century experimental science meant that the development of scientific instruments influenced the formulation of new concepts; a two-way process for new theory also affected instrument design. This relationship between concept and instrumentation will be examined by tracing the development of electrical instruments and theory during this period. The different functions fulfilled by these devices will also be discussed. Empiricism was especially important in such a new field of research as electricity, for it gave rise to phenomena that (...)
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    R. D. Connor. The Weights and Measures of England. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1987. Pp. Xvi + 422. ISBN 0-11-290435-1. £30.00. [REVIEW]W. D. Hackmann - 1988 - British Journal for the History of Science 21 (4):499-499.
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  3. German National Socialism and the Quest for Nuclear Power 1939-1949.Mark Walker & W. D. Hackmann - 1994 - Annals of Science 51 (4):448-448.
     
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    V.J. Phillips. Waveforms. A History of Early Oscillography. Bristol: Adam Hilger, 1987. Pp. Viii + 259. ISBN 0-85274-274-6. £35.00. [REVIEW]W. D. Hackmann - 1988 - British Journal for the History of Science 21 (3):380-381.
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    Underwater Acoustics and the Royal Navy, 1893–1930.W. D. Hackmann - 1979 - Annals of Science 36 (3):255-278.
    The real impetus for the research in underwater acoustics was the German U-boat menace of World War I. Traditional naval methods were of little use against the submarine, and thus British scientists concentrated on underwater detection. This led to the development of the hydrophone , which was extensively used during the war. As this instrument had many drawbacks, a small British team started to investigate an ‘active’ detection device in 1917. This was instigated by the work of the French physicist (...)
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    Technology The Scientific Breakthrough. The Impact of Modern Invention. By Ronald W. Clark. London: Nelson, 1974. Pp. 208. £4.50. Wireless Telegraphy. Royal Institution Library of Science. Ed. By Sir Eric Eastwood. London: Applied Science Publishers, 1974. Pp. Xi + 391. £10.00. [REVIEW]W. D. Hackmann - 1976 - British Journal for the History of Science 9 (1):68-69.
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    Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries Physics at 17th and 18th-Century Leiden. By Edward G. Ruestow. The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1973. Pp. 174. Hfl. 24.50. [REVIEW]W. D. Hackmann - 1975 - British Journal for the History of Science 8 (2):183-185.
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    Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries The Papers of Joseph Henry. Volume I. The Albany Years: December 1797–October 1832. Ed. By Nathan Reingold. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1972. Pp. Xxx + 496. $15.00. [REVIEW]W. D. Hackmann - 1974 - British Journal for the History of Science 7 (2):195-196.
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    Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries The Papers of Joseph Henry. Volume 2. November 1832-December 1835. The Princeton Years. Ed. By Nathan Reingold. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1975. Pp. Xl + 524. $30.00. [REVIEW]W. D. Hackmann - 1977 - British Journal for the History of Science 10 (1):85-85.
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    The Effluvial Theory of Electricity. Roderick Weir Home.W. D. Hackmann - 1984 - Isis 75 (3):593-595.
  11. Reviews: Natural Philosophy-The Microscope in the Dutch Republic: The Shaping of Discovery. [REVIEW]Edward G. Ruestow & W. D. Hackmann - 1998 - Annals of Science 55 (4):435-435.
     
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