After Sir Charles Wheatstone (1802–1875), British physicist and inventor
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
After Sir Charles Wheatstone, who improved and popularized the original (1833) invention of Samuel Hunter Christie.
Wheatstone-bridge Sentence Examples
Several pieces of apparatus have been invented for comparing the magnetic quality of a sample with that of a standard iron rod by a zero method, such as is employed in the comparison of electrical resistances by the Wheatstone bridge.
Christie (1784-1865) in 1833, and subsequently called the Wheatstone Bridge.
A lowresistance galvanometer is connected by a very fine wire (2 to 3 mils) to the centre C of the experimental wire AB, and also to the middle point D of the parallel wire so as to form a Wheatstone bridge.