TitleBalances : instruments, manufacturers, history
Author(s)Erich Robens;Shanath Amarasiri A. Jayaweera;Susanne Kiefer
Description1 online resource (xx, 730 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Abstract NoteThe book deals mainly with direct mass determination by means of a conventional balances. It covers the history of the balance from the beginnings in Egypt earlier than 3000 BC to recent developments. All balance types are described with emphasis on scientific balances. Methods of indirect mass determination, which are applied to very light objects like molecules and the basic particles of matter and celestial bodies, are included. As additional guidance, today's manufacturers are listed and the profile of important companies is reviewed. Several hundred photographs, reproductions and drawings show instruments and their uses. This book includes commercial weighing instruments for merchandise and raw materials in workshops as well as symbolic weighing in the ancient Egyptian's ceremony of "Weighing of the Heart", the Greek fate balance, the Roman Justitia, Juno Moneta and Middle Ages scenes of the Last Judgement with Jesus or St. Michael and of modern balances
Contents NoteMass and gravity -- Weights -- Weighing -- Balances -- Balances for special applications -- Balance as symbol and art object -- Documentation and archiving -- Weighing scales manufacturers
NotesIncludes bibliographical references and indexes
Keyword(s)1. Applied and Technical Physics 2. Balances (Weighing instruments) 3. Characterization and Evaluation of Materials 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics 7. Measurement Science and Instrumentation 8. PHYSICS 9. SCIENCE / Energy 10. SCIENCE / Mechanics / General 11. SCIENCE / Physics / General
Item TypeeBook
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