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Papers on magnetic experiments, 1861 - 1872

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/696

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and papers concerning magnetic experiments, including experiments on the induced sub-permanent magnetism of hot rolled and cold rolled malleable iron; proposals to test manufactured iron by magnetism and the findings printed by S.M. Saxby in 'Engineering'; a paper by J.E.H. Gordon and W. Newall on the 'effects of small variations of temperature on steel magnets'; the attraction of magnets by J. Carpenter, with statistics, a summary and relevant mathematical formulae; computations on assumed laws for induction coils and linear magnets; and the Borgar Tubular Bridge magnetic experiments, with correspondence on preparations, outlines of the experiments to be undertaken, observations and remarks on the findings, and a journal of proceedings by J. Carpenter. The correspondents include W. Fairbairn, W.G. Romaine, G.G. Stokes, J.C. Clark, F.J.O. Evans and H.C.G.G. Lennox.


  • Creation: 1861 - 1872


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:55:09+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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