The Letter of Petrus Peregrinus on the Magnet, A.D. 1269
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The Letter of Petrus Peregrinus on the Magnet, A.D. 1269

By Petrus Peregrinus
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  • THE LETTER OF PETRUS PEREGRINUS ON THE MAGNET, A.D. 1269
  • INTRODUCTORY
  • PART I
  • THE LETTER OF PEREGRINUS
    • PART I CHAPTER I PURPOSE OF THIS WORK
    • CHAPTER II QUALIFICATIONS OF THE EXPERIMENTER
    • CHAPTER III CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD LODESTONE
    • CHAPTER IV HOW TO DISTINGUISH THE POLES OF A LODESTONE
    • CHAPTER V HOW TO DISCOVER THE POLES OF A LODESTONE AND HOW TO TELL WHICH IS NORTH AND WHICH SOUTH
    • CHAPTER VI HOW ONE LODESTONE ATTRACTS ANOTHER
    • CHAPTER VII HOW IRON TOUCHED BY A LODESTONE TURNS TOWARDS THE POLES OF THE WORLD
    • CHAPTER VIII HOW A LODESTONE ATTRACTS IRON
    • CHAPTER IX WHY THE NORTH POLE OF ONE LODESTONE ATTRACTS THE SOUTH POLE OF ANOTHER AND VICE VERSA
    • CHAPTER X AN INQUIRY INTO THE CAUSE OF THE NATURAL VIRTUE OF THE LODESTONE
  • PART II
    • PART II CHAPTER I THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN INSTRUMENT FOR MEASURING THE AZIMUTH OF THE SUN THE MOON OR ANY STAR ON THE HORIZON
    • CHAPTER II THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BETTER INSTRUMENT FOR THE SAME PURPOSE
    • CHAPTER III THE ART OF MAKING A WHEEL OF PERPETUAL MOTION
  • NOTES
    • EARLY REFERENCES TO THE MARINER’S COMPASS
  • Footnotes
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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