Early theories of magnetism

Early theories of magnetism

During the eighteenth century, magnetism was attributed to the presence of “magnetic fluid”. Electricity and heat were similarly regarded as fluids, but as time went on these fluid theories were found to be of very limited application, and so they were abandoned. An important advance was made about the middle of the nineteenth century by the introduction of the molecular theory of magnetism by Wilhelm Weber.

Early theories of magnetism
Early theories of magnetism
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