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Title: Discovery of the Magnetic Compass
Url: http://www.phy6.org/earthmag/upto1600.htm
Creator: Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Publisher: David P. Stern
Description: First of several linked files, telling the early history of the compass (discovered in China) and how Robert Norman in 1581 showed the magnetic force was not horizontal but slanted downwards, followed by William Gilbert's demonstration that the Earth behaved like a giant magnet; two reviews of Gilbert's 1600 book "De Magnete" follow, as well as a modern version of one of Gilbert's experiments. The web collection also includes several sections for science teachers. The page is a subset of a larger collection of articles of the history of magnetism created by author David P. Stern.
LC Classification: Naval science -- Navigation. Merchant marine -- Navigation. Merchant marine -- History, conditions, etc.
Science -- Physics -- Electricity and magnetism
Science -- Physics -- Electricity and magnetism -- Magnetism -- Special topics, A-Z -- Magnetic fields
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Surveying -- Instruments -- Special instruments -- Compass
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Key Concept: Physics -- Magnetism
Physics -- Electromagnetic fields
Date Issued: 2007-03-01
Resource Type: Reference Material
Instructional Material
Instructional Material -- Instructor Guide/Manual
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Vocational/Professional Development Education
Language: English
Rights: Dr. David P. Stern
Access Rights: Free access
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