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published by the Arizona State University
This website from Arizona State University presents the history of the light bulb. The website uses images and text to show how inventors identified the optimal gas to fill the bulb and also the optimal filament material. In addition, the website includes a timeline showing the history of the light bulb.
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photo credit: Paal Bentdal This resource was a Physics To Go feature from June 16, 2007 until July 1, 2007. View the feature here!


Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007
Use of text and images may require specific approval from the publisher.
Keywords: Edison, Light, Light bulb, filament, gas, physics history
Record Creator: Metadata instance created June 15, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated: Jul 09, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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AIP Format
(Arizona State University, 2007), WWW Document, (http://invsee.asu.edu/Modules/lightbulb/meathist.htm).
AJP/PRST-PER
The History of the Light Bulb, (Arizona State University, 2007), <http://invsee.asu.edu/Modules/lightbulb/meathist.htm>.
APA Format
The History of the Light Bulb. (2007, June 15). Retrieved September 22, 2014, from Arizona State University: http://invsee.asu.edu/Modules/lightbulb/meathist.htm
Chicago Format
Arizona State University. The History of the Light Bulb. Arizona State University, June 15, 2007. http://invsee.asu.edu/Modules/lightbulb/meathist.htm (accessed 22 September 2014).
MLA Format
The History of the Light Bulb. Arizona State University, 2007. 15 June 2007. 22 Sep. 2014 <http://invsee.asu.edu/Modules/lightbulb/meathist.htm>.
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