Leonardo to the Internet:
Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present
Thomas J. Misa
Chapter 5. Science and Systems (1870-1930)
CONTRAST the character of science used by
Perkin to invent mauve with Hoffman's work on
azo dyes. How did Kekule's concepts
create modern organic chemistry?
Discuss the relation between the German chemical
companies and [a] trench warfare during WWI; [b] the
How did Edison manage his relationships with the
corporate giants Western Union and General Electric?
NARRATE the major changes in the electrical
industry between Edison's Pearl Street Station (1882)
and General Electric (f.1892). What did Edison
mean by: "No competition means no invention."
DISCUSS how MIT's electrical engineering program took up industry's need to stabilize electric power systems. How did this change teaching and research at MIT?
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