Reference numberAP/28/10
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On the relative dynamic value of the degrees of the compass, and on the cause of the needle resting in the magnetic meridian' by Graves C [Champney] Haughton
Date16 June 1846
DescriptionAfter ascertaining the distances at different azimuths at which a bar magnet placed with its axis directed to the centre of a magnetic compass needle causes the needle to assume the position in which its axis is in the same line with that of the magnet, Haughton finds that these points of distance form a peculiar curve, which is nearest to the centre of the magnet at the east and west azimuths, and recedes from it as it advances to the north and south; and is twice the distance from it at the north than at the south azimuths. Includes one page of figures of Haughton's experiment.

Subject: Physics / Magnetism

Received 18 June 1846. Communicated by Edward Sabine.

Written by Haughton in Paris.

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 5 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'On the relative dynamic value of the degrees of the compass; and on the cause of the needle resting in the magnetic meridian'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0275
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5444Haughton; Sir; Graves Champney (1788 - 1849)1788 - 1849
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
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