Archive for the 'Inclination' Category

William Gilbert: Inclination or dip again: We come at last to that fine experiment, that wonderful movement of magnetic bodies as they dip beneath the horizon in virtue of their natural verticity. William Gilbert, De Magnete (Tranlation) p. 285.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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William Gilbert: Dip again

Monday, May 16th, 2011

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Gilbert: An instrument*

Friday, May 13th, 2011

[ZB Magnet 2] William Gilbert, De Magnete (London: Petrus Short, 1600), Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Alte Drucke und Rara, XVI.28, p. 192.

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William Gilbert: Dip or Inclination

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Magnetic needles, pointers, rods or wire have a tendency toward the earth’ s centre, the so  called magnetic dip or inclination. Inclination variers. Here a magnetic wire in a cork shows its dip in a bowl filled with water. [ZB Magnet 2] William Gilbert, De Magnete (London: Petrus Short, 1600), Zentralbibliothek Zürich, Alte Drucke und Rara, XVI.28, p. 203.

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Sunday, January 9th, 2011


Barbara Ellmerer

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Barbara Ellmerer

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Barbara Ellmerer

Judith Albert

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010