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B What are the name and function of this apparatus

  1. May 9, 2016 #1
    what is the name and function of this apparatus
     

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  3. May 9, 2016 #2

    fresh_42

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    Looks a bit like a simple gyrocompass.
     
  4. May 9, 2016 #3

    OmCheeto

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    Oh! I almost made one of those one day. o0)

    It apparently has many names: Dip Circle, Dip Needle, Inclination Compass..., there may be more.

    http://physics.kenyon.edu/EarlyApparatus/Electricity/Dip_Needle/Dip_Needle.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dip_circle; [Broken] "Dip circles (also dip needles) are used to measure the angle between the horizon and the Earth's magnetic field (the dip angle)."
     
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  5. May 9, 2016 #4
    Thanxx
     
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