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Investigations in magnetospherics and electrospherics

Johnson, David Gray
Scope and Method of Study: The purpose of this investigation is to make a scientific study into the field of electrospherics and magnetospherics. These two words are new in the field of Physics and were coined by A. D. more, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
In the field of magnetospherics, an attempt is made to determine and record the various affects that an electromagnetic field (produced singly and in aggregate by electromagnets to be described in the report) of varying controlled intensity has on groups of magnetized and unmagnetized steel balls ranging in size from 0.007" in diameter to 0.375" in diameter.
In the field of electospherics, we will study the affects that an electrostatic field has on unmagnetized steel spheres.
A variety of coil arrangements and spacings will be employed as well as varied ball arrangements and different mediums of ball operation.
Findings and Conclusions: A great variety of formations and activities by the steel spheres resulted from the interaction of the various sized spheres with electromagnetic and electrostatic fields of varying intensity. most of these phenomena are understandable in terms of scientific principles known to exist in such situations.