Reference numberAP/30/14
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On terrestial magnetism' by William A [Augustus] Norton
CreatorNorton; William Augustus (1810-1883); American civil engineer; educator
DescriptionNorton aims to show that, by adopting certain fundamental conceptions with respect to the terrestrial magnetic forces, the magnetic may be deduced from the thermal elements of the earth. The following are the propositions which he considers he has established by his inquiries: all the magnetic elements of any place on the earth may be deduced from the thermal elements of that place; and all the great features of the distribution of the earth’s magnetism may be theoretically derived from certain prominent features in the distribution of its heat.

Followed by two pages of diagrams.

Subject: Magnetism

Received 4 December 1847. Communicated by Lt Col Edward Sabine.

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 terrestrial magnetism'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0137
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8279Sabine; Sir; Edward (1788 - 1883)1788 - 1883
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