the Watership Down of rabbit holes.
Major scientific discoveries often involve the creation of novel instruments:
- The Michelson-Morley experiment (1887), which disproved Aether theory and layed the groundwork for special relativity, required the Michelson interferometer.
- Observing the Higgs boson (2012) required the Large Hadron Collider.
Accuracy and precision, relative and absolute, single-ended and differential, bits and oversampling, acquisition rate and Nyquist.
Physical phenomena that can be turned into electrical signals.
Single-chip low-cost devices ready for integration into projects.
Industrial systems in process plants.