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The unpublished writings of Tobias Mayer. Vol. III: The theory of the magnet and its application to terrestrial magnetism.

MAYER, Johann Tobias (1723-1762); FORBES, Eric G. (ed.):

ISBN 10: 3525852592 / ISBN 13: 9783525852590
Published by Göttingen: Van den Hoeck & Ruprecht, 1972., 1972
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First Edition. 3 leaves, 104 pp; 17 figs. Original wrappers. Near Fine. Arbeiten aus der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen Band 11. Introduction: 7-31. Latin text: 32-63. English translation: 63-104. 'Mayer also undertook to devise a method for finding geographical coordinates independently of astronomical observations. In so doing he arrived at a new theory of the magnet, based, like his lunar theory, on the principles of Newtonian mechanics. This theory represented a convincing demonstration of the validity of the inverse-square law of magnetic attraction and repulsion, and antedated Coulomb's well-known verification of that law by some twenty-five years. Mayer's manuscripts on this theory and its application to the calculation of the variation and dip of a magnetic needle are among those that went virtually unnoticed after his death. . . . E. G. Forbes, ed., The Unpublished Writings of Tobias Mayer, 3 vols. (Göttingen, 1972), contains Mayer's writings on astronomy and geography, his lecture notes on artillery and mechanics, and [in the volume offered here] his theory of the magnet and its application to terrestrial magnetism' (Forbes in D.S.B. IX: 234-5). Bookseller Inventory # 16404

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Title: The unpublished writings of Tobias Mayer. ...

Publisher: Göttingen: Van den Hoeck & Ruprecht, 1972.

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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Edition: 1st Edition

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