Reference numberPT/16/24i/2
TitlePlate, diagram of magnetic variation in compass by [Peter Barlow]
DescriptionDiagram showing the magnetic variation of the horizontal and dipping needles of a compass. Likely drawn by Barlow.

Subject: Magnetism

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Observations and experiments on the daily variation of the horizontal and dipping needles under a reduced directive power'.

Communicated by Davies Gilbert. Read 12 June 1823.
Physical descriptionInk diagram on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1815.0216
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1823.0025
Related records in the cataloguePT/16/24i
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5788Barlow; Peter (1776 - 1862); mathematician1776 - 1862
NA8707Gilbert; Davies (1767-1839)1767-1839
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