Article ID: CBB000027954

The spectrum of Puppis and the historical evolution of empirical data (1983)


Description “In order to put Bohr's intervention on this subject [Pickering series] into perspective, I have reconstructed the relevant situation in spectroscopy from 1897, when only three months after its discovery, Pickering's series was attributed to hydrogen, to 1915, when, only two years after Bohr's intervention, spectroscopists had transferred it definitively to helium. In this paper I trace the way the same spectral lines, i.e., the same empirical data, changed in meaning while preserving their quantitative values.”

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Authors & Contributors
James, Frank A.J.L.
Prot'ko, T. S.
El'iashevich, M. A.
Fuchs, H. U.
Fujisaki, Chiyoko
Pécot, Jean-Bernard
Nuncius: Annali di Storia della Scienza
History of Science
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
VIET: Voprosy Istorii Estestvoznaniia i Tekhniki
Orion: Zeitschrift für Natur und Technik
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Bardwell Press
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Atomic, nuclear, and particle physics
Astronomical observatories
Stokes, George Gabriel
Bohr, Niels Henrik David
Mendeleev, Dmitri Ivanovich
Poincaré, Jules Henri
Kirchhoff, Gustav Robert
Wood, Robert Williams
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
British Isles
United States

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