Joseph Henry: America's premier physics teacher

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Summary

This article describes some of the scientific experiments of Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian, and his role as a scientist. The article also explores Henry's work as an educator, including his contributions to physics teaching both at the precollege and college levels.

Author

Swartz, Barbara Myers

Subject

Henry, Joseph 1797-1878

Category

Smithsonian History Bibliography

Contained within

The Physics Teacher 16 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1978

Topic

  • Secretaries
  • Education
  • Physics
  • Study and teaching

Place

United States

Physical description

Number of pages: 10; Page numbers: 348-357

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