Electricity and magnetism (Google eBook)

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Page 138 - ... we have spoken of the measurement of currents as dependent on their action upon magnets ; but this measurement in the same units can as simply be founded on their mutual action upon one another. Ampere has investigated the laws of mechanical action between conductors carrying currents. He has shown that the action of a small closed circuit at a distance is the same as that of a small magnet, provided the axis of the magnet be placed normal to the plane of the circuit, and the moment of the magnet...
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Page 134 - This force (/) is proportional to the magnetic strength (m) of the pole of the magnet, and to the strength of the current C; and if the conductor be at all points equidistant from the pole, or, in other words, be bent in a circle of the radius k round the pole, the force is proportional to the length of the conductor (L) ; it is also inversely proportional to the square of the distance (k) of the pole from the conductor, and is affected by no other circumstances than those named.

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The Two Cultures of Electricity: Between Entertainment and ...
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Theosophy and magnetism
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Electricity off the Beaten Track: from Priestley to Maxwell and Jenkin
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