Account of Captain Scoresby's Magnetical Discoveries, and of his Magnetimeter and Chronometrical Compass

Catalogue no: 1482
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 14 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: 1823
Editor: Publisher: Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
Dimensions: 210mm x 140mm Condition: Good
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Notes:

Pages extracted from this journal and bound separately between paper covers.

First part of this pamphlet, pp. 41-50, concern Scoresby's experiments with magnetism.

Final pages are concerned with the effects of magnetism on chronometers and their rate.  One solution given is to mount the chronometer on a "Chronometrical Compass" which always keeps them in the same position at sea, with respect to the magnetic meridian.

Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 5
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