On the Varieties of Nineteenth-Century Magneto-Optical Discovery

@article{Spencer1970OnTV,
  title={On the Varieties of Nineteenth-Century Magneto-Optical Discovery},
  author={J. Brookes Spencer},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1970},
  volume={61},
  pages={34 - 51}
}
THE EARLY HISTORY of magneto-optical discovery constitutes an attractive and illuminating micro-facet of nineteenth-century intellectual history. This history may be developed quite naturally in terms of three somewhat overlapping periods. First, and of central importance for this paper, will be the rather close analysis of Michael Faraday's magneto-optical work: both his early line of investigationwhich is magneto-optics only in the broadest sense but which has as its culmination his 1845… 
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