Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta
(18 Feb 1745 - 5 Mar 1827)
Illustration from Millikan's textbook, A First Course in Physics (1906, rev. 1913)
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To make the details easier to see, and to identify what is represented therein, sections of the border are enlarged in the images below.
A close look at the details within the border reveals a selection of diagrams and experiments which were very familiar to students over a century ago. Still probably familiar to you, too! Sadly, there is no key in the textbook to these. So...
Challenge! How many of the experiments or diagrams can you recognize?
- Science Quotes by Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta.
- 18 Feb - short biography, births, deaths and events on date of Volta's birth.
- Alessandro Volta - Illustration of Volta from Robert Millikan's textbook, A First Course in Physics (1906).
- Alessandro Volta - Monument in Pavia, Italy.
- Sketch of Alessandro Volta - biography and image from Popular Science (May 1892).
- Volta: Science and Culture in the Age of Enlightenment, by Giuliano Pancaldi. - book suggestion.
- Booklist for Alessandro Volta.