MICHAEL FARADAY AND THE ELECTRICAL CENTURY


MICHAEL FARADAY AND THE ELECTRICAL CENTURY

IWAN RHYS MORUS    Book Number: 83415    Product format: Paperback

Bibliophile's head office is based exactly where Michael Faraday made his early electrical experiments, at Trinity Buoy Wharf on the River Thames. Faraday is a giant of science history and a pioneer in this study of electricity, the revolutionary force of 19th century society. The electric telegraph had made mass communication possible and inventors looked forward to the day when electricity would control all aspects of life. By the end of the century the dream was well on its way to being realised, but what was Faraday's role in all this? Here is the story of his upbringing in London and his apprenticeship at the Royal Institution under the supervision of the flamboyant chemist Sir Humphry Davy. Faraday appears on our bank notes and investigated the relationship between electricity and magnetism showing that currents of electricity could be produced by a moving magnet. This gave way to the electrical power industry. His main claim to fame was that he had invented the electric motor. Chapters cover Electromagnetic Rotations, FRS, William Sturgeon and the London Electrical Society, Experimental Research and Lines of Force in Space. Illustrated paperback, 230pp.
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ISBN 9781785782671
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