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Weber's Theory of Molecular Magnetism, and the Internal Field

Naturevolume 120pages8081 (1927) | Download Citation



THE name of W. Weber is one of those outstanding continental names which are associated with epochs in the development of science, and are regarded with honour in Britain. Yet in Britain there has been evident a considerable amount of misunderstanding regarding Weber's initiation of the essential features of the modern theory of molecular magnetism. That misunderstanding seems to have originated in an unfortunate wording of a remark made by Maxwell in his exposition and development of Weber's work (“Electricity and Magnetism”, vol. 2, 2nd ed., p. 76).

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  1. Univ. Coll., Dundee

    • W. PEDDIE


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