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Gowin Knight

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Gowin Knight (Corringham natus die 10 Septembris 1713; mortuus die 8 Iunii 1772), physicus, fuit bibliothecarius principalis Musei Britannici ab anno 1756 usque ad 1772.

Anno 1745 methodum chalybis fortiter magnetizandi invenit, itaque pyxides nauticas accuratiores confecit; anno 1747 igitur numma Copley Regalis Societatis Londiniensis meruit ob "nonnulla experimenta curiosissima, magnetibus naturalibus necnon arte factis adhibitis, ab eo monstrata".[1] Iam anno 1752 classis Britannica talibus pyxidibus usa est.

Opera[recensere | fontem recensere]

  • 1754 : An attempt to demonstrate, that all the phænomena in nature may be explained by two simple active principles, attraction and repulsion: wherein the attractions of cohesion, gravity, and magnetism, are shewn to be one and the same. Londinii
  • 1758 : A collection of some papers formerly published in the Philosophical Transactions, relating to the use of Dr. Knight's magnetical bars, with some notes and additions. Londinii

Notae[recensere | fontem recensere]

  1. Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach, Cavendish (1996) p. 71

Nexus externi[recensere | fontem recensere]

Bibliographia[recensere | fontem recensere]

  • Edward Edwards, Lives of the founders of the British Museum: with notices of its chief augmentors and other benefactors, 1570-1870 Paginae selectae