Research Services

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In addition to publishing the monthly magazine, books and other products, Elevator World also offers research services. Our archive includes every issue of ELEVATOR WORLD (EW) going back to 1953. We can also search within EW India, EW Turkey, EW Middle East and our educational books. These resources cover training, safety, maintenance, modernization, installation, inspection and other industry topics. Here are some common research requests.

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Georg Simon Ohm

March 16 marks the 227th birthday of Georg Simon Ohm.
Here is a short biography of his life and work.

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Georg Simon Ohm’s father was a rather remarkable man, who had educated himself to a high level and was able to give his sons an excellent education through his own teachings, bringing them to a high standard in mathematics, physics, chemistry and philosophy. Ohm went to Switzerland where, in September 1806, he took up a post as a mathematics teacher in a school in Gottstadt bei Nydau.

His private studies had stood him in good stead. He received a doctorate from Erlangen on October 2, 1811, and immediately joined the staff as a mathematics lecturer.

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Alessandro Volta

February 18 marks the 271st birthday of Alesandro Volta.
Here is a short biography of his life and work.

Alessandro_Volta-2The discovery of a natural source of electricity by Benjamin Franklin in 1742 was followed by a century of investigation as to its nature and uses. The names of several early experimenters were given the properties and measurements they discovered — the Italians, Luigi Galvani and Count Alessando Volta; Frenchman Andre Marie Ampere; German Georg Simon Ohm; and American Joseph Henry. Those within the elevator industry often unconsciously use the names of these pioneers when speaking of electrical applications and measurements – –  galvanic, volt, ampere, ohm and henry.
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