Reference numberAP/33/15
TitleUnpublished paper, 'On induced and other magnetic forces' by William Snow Harris
Date24 April 1851
DescriptionHarris aims to identify how masses or particles are moved either toward, or from each other. He has been led to some further investigation of the nature and laws of magnetic force, in the course of which several new facts have presented themselves which he thinks not altogether unworthy of attention. Magnetic attraction as commonly observed being found to depend on certain impressions made on the attracting bodies usually designated by the general term induction, it appears essential to the progress of any inquiry into the laws of those forces operating externally to a magnet through space, to commence with a rigid examination of the nature and mode of action of those inductive forces upon which the reciprocal force of attraction between the bodies immediately depends. These forces of induction may be considered as a series of successive or reverberating influences, operating between the near and opposed surfaces of the magnetic bodies. Includes one page of figures of mechanical drawings.

Subject: Physics / Magnetism

Received 29 April 1851. Received 19 June 1851.

Written by Harris in Plymouth [England].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 6 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'On induced and other magnetic forces'.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1850.0036
Related records in the catalogueRR/2/89
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8346Harris; Sir; William Snow (1791 - 1867)1791 - 1867
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