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Kenneth Caneva

My work has focused on the history of 19th century physics, especially electricity and energy. My current long-term project looks at the formulation and general acceptance of the concepts of energy and energy conservation during the second half of the 19th century. I recently completed a long paper on the role the concept of discovery plays in the establishment of consensus scientific knowledge.

There are 6 included publications by Kenneth Caneva :

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Ampere, the Etherians, and the Oersted Connexion 1980 579 IN 1826 Andre-Marie Ampere published the 'Mathematical theory of electrodynamic phenomena, uniquely derived from experiment', in which he showed how the mathematical law for the force between current elements could be derived from four ingenious equi...
Colding, Ørsted, and the Meanings of Force 1998 887 THE DANISH PHYSICIST and engineer Ludvig August Colding (1815-1888) is known to historians of nineteenth-century physics as the author of one of several formulations, during the 1840s, of the concept that eventually gained currency as the principle o...
From Galvanism to Electrodynamics: The Transformation of German Physics and Its Social Context 1978 879 Historians have long been aware that German science underwent a profound qualitative and quantitative transformation during the first half of the nineteenth century. This paper investigates the qualitative aspects of that change in a single field of ...
Review of Enrico Bellone, A World on Paper: Studies on the Second Scientific Revolution, 1984 299 A book review of Enrico Bellone, A World on Paper: Studies on the Second Scientific Revolution, translated by Mirella and Riccardo Giacconi (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1980)
Review of Klaus Bonik et al., Materialistische Wissenschaftsgeschichte: Naturtheorie und Entwicklungsdenken, ed. Helmut Bien et al. 1982 151 A book review of Klaus Bonik et al., Materialistische Wissenschaftsgeschichte: Naturtheorie und Entwicklungsdenken, ed. Helmut Bien et al. ("Argument-Sonderband," AS 54; Berlin: Argument-Verlag, 1981)
Review of Stephen G. Brush, ed., History of Physics: Selected Reprints (College Park, Md.: American Association of Physics Teachers, 1988 1989 203 A book review of Stephen G. Brush, ed., History of Physics: Selected Reprints (College Park, Md.: American Association of Physics Teachers, 1988