What are the name and function of this apparatus

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In summary, the name of this apparatus is a Dip Circle or Dip Needle and its function is to measure the angle between the horizon and the Earth's magnetic field. It also goes by other names such as Inclination Compass.
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Nicolas92i said:
what is the name and function of this apparatus
Looks a bit like a simple gyrocompass.
 
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Nicolas92i said:
what is the name and function of this apparatus

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; "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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OmCheeto said:
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; "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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What is the name of this apparatus?

The name of this apparatus is a microscope.

What is the function of a microscope?

The function of a microscope is to magnify and enable the visualization of objects that are too small to be seen with the naked eye.

What are the different parts of a microscope?

The different parts of a microscope include the eyepiece, objective lenses, stage, focus knobs, and light source.

What are the types of microscopes?

The types of microscopes include compound microscopes, stereo microscopes, and electron microscopes.

How do you use a microscope?

To use a microscope, place a sample on the stage and adjust the focus knobs to bring the sample into view. Then, select the appropriate objective lens and adjust the magnification as needed.

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