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Boit's experiment on electrostatics

by Carcul
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Carcul
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Mar29-13, 05:11 AM
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Hello. On the web address http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/35600/35631/boit_35631.htm there is an apparatus allegedly used by a scientist named Boit. However, I can find no reference elsewhere on the web regarding any scientist with such a name, or even to such experiment. Can someone tell me who was Boit and if possible the date of his experiment? Or Boit is probably a typo and the correct name is Biot?

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Mar30-13, 06:23 AM
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I put "Boit's experiment" into Google, and found this url and others.
http://www.freefictionbooks.org/book...wkins?start=11


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