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Paper, 'Remarks on Mr A W Ward’s paper "On the magnetic rotation of the plane of polarisation of light in doubly refracting bodies"' by O Weiner and W Wedding

Reference number: PP/15/1

Date: 1889

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The authors write: 'In the above-mentioned paper [see PP/14/5] Mr Ward communicates theoretical and experimental investigations which, as far as they are correct, are in their essential parts already published, and indeed somewhat more completely in three papers by Gouy and ourselves, the latter investigations having been suggested by Professor Kundt. Experiments on the rotation of the plane of polarisation of light by means of interrupted currents, like those of Bichat and Blondlot, are here excluded. Since the above-mentioned papers have not been noticed by Mr Ward, and are hence probably not well known, it may be of interest to reproduce here their essential contents.'

Annotations in pencil and ink throughout.

Subject: Magnetism / Optics

Received 24 October 1889 / 22 November 1889. Read 5 December 1889. Communicated by Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt].

A version of this paper was published in volume 47 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Remarks on Mr. A. W. Ward’s paper "on the magnetic rotation of the plane of polarisation of light in doubly refracting bodies."'.

Reference number
PP/15/1
Earliest possible date
1889
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Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
19 pages
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Manuscript

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O Weiner

W Wedding

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O Weiner, W Wedding, Paper, 'Remarks on Mr A W Ward’s paper "On the magnetic rotation of the plane of polarisation of light in doubly refracting bodies"' by O Weiner and W Wedding, 1889, PP/15/1, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/pp_15_1/paper-remarks-on-mr-a-w-wards-paper-on-the-magnetic-rotation-of-the-plane-of-polarisation-of-light-in-doubly-refracting-bodies-by-o-weiner-and-w-wedding, accessed on 25 June 2024

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