, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 165–170

Mapping the history of electricity


  • L. N. Kryzhanovsky
    • The A. S. Popov Central Museum of Telecommunications
Short Communications

DOI: 10.1007/BF02017730

Cite this article as:
Kryzhanovsky, L.N. Scientometrics (1989) 17: 165. doi:10.1007/BF02017730


A mapping technique similar to that first used by J. D.Bernal and refined by E.Garfield is applied to the historiography of electrical science. The usefulness of this technique for the historical research of scientific ideas is shown using examples of major developments in the 17th and 18th centuries.

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