Ewing's original theory of hysteresis, though not admissible for metals, seems to apply to paramagnetic salts. The peculiar form of the interaction between dipoles implies that a certain fraction of them may be incapable of following small changes in the external field. The agreement with experiment is satisfactory, considering the rough nature of the theory.
In conclusion, I should like to thank Messrs E. S. Shire and H. M. Barkla for kindly discussing their results with me before publication, and also Prof. R. H. Fowler, Dr J. D. Cockcroft and Mr A. H. Wilson for helpful discussions. Also I should like to thank the Provost and Fellows of King's College for the award of a studentship, during the tenure of which this work was carried out.