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The history of the magnetic pole

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The history of the magnetic pole

  1. 1. THE HISTORY OF THE MAGNETIC POLE
  2. 2. -INTRODUCTION-In the 13th-century a French schoolar boy calledPetrus Peregrinus who conducted experiments onmagnetism and wrote the first treatise describingthe properties of magnets.Maricourt takes a lodestone which he had given around shape that approximates aneedle directed immediatelyto the action of the lodestone.
  3. 3. -EARLY DISCOVERIES-Peregrinus wrote a letter describing everything thatwas known, at that time, about magnetite. It said thathe did this while standing guard outside the walls ofLucera. While people were starving to death insidethe walls, Peter was outside writing one of the first‘scientific’ reports and one that was to have a vastimpact on the world. However, significant progresswas made only with the experiments of WilliamGilbert in 1600 in the understanding of magnestism.It was Gilbert who first realized that the Earth was agiant magnet.
  4. 4. -BIBLIOGRAPHY-ViquipèdiaTARINGA!Other web pages

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