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Edison’s Research on Newtonian Motion

A look at historic research

by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, AIR staff

Thomas Edison's research on Newtonian motion

Thomas Alva Edison may be best remembered for his engineering and development work on the light bulb, sound recording, and a perhaps, nutrition and animals. History books seldom devote space to Edison's research on the phenomenon of Newtonian motion. This brief film from 1900 documents some of the Newtonian motion research performed in Edison's laboratory.

If you have a fairly fast Internet connection, take your choice of these formats for viewing the research:

Real Media Newtonian motion

MPEG (approx 7 meg) Newtonian motion

Quicktime Newtonian motion

(Thanks to the Library of Congress for making this film available.)

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