Experimental Researches in Electricity

Experimental Researches in Electricity

by Michael Faraday
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1421271877

ISBN-13: 9781421271873

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Adegi Graphics LLC

Experimental Researches in Electricity, first published in three volumes between 1839 and 1855, Faraday discusses the inquiries that led to his development of the first dynamo (the precursor of modern dynamos and generators), and his establishment of the foundations of classical field theory. His descriptions contain scarcely a hint of mathematics and he

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Experimental Researches in Electricity, first published in three volumes between 1839 and 1855, Faraday discusses the inquiries that led to his development of the first dynamo (the precursor of modern dynamos and generators), and his establishment of the foundations of classical field theory. His descriptions contain scarcely a hint of mathematics and he relates the progress of his experiments in direct, clear language. Using the primitive tools available to him in his time, in conjunction with his great imaginative gifts, Faraday explains how he arrived at his profound conclusions with stunning simplicity.

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ISBN-13:
9781421271873
Publisher:
Adegi Graphics LLC
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
Elibron Classics Series
Pages:
321

Table of Contents

Prefacev
Biographical Notevii
I.
1.Identity of Electricities from Different Sources1
i.Voltaic Electricity3
ii.Ordinary Electricity7
iii.Magneto-Electricity22
iv.Thermo-Electricity24
v.Animal Electricity24
2.Relation by Measure of Common and Voltaic Electricity27
II.
3.New Law of Electric Conduction32
4.On Conducting Power generally41
III.
5.Electro-chemical Decomposition47
i.New Conditions of Electro-chemical Decomposition48
ii.Influence of Water in such Decomposition54
iii.Theory of Electro-chemical Decomposition55
IV.
6.Power of Platina, etc., to induce Combination84
V.
5.Electro-chemical Decomposition--Continued (Nomenclature)111
iv.Some General Conditions of Electro-chemical Decomposition115
v.Volta-electrometer122
vi.Primary and Secondary Results133
vii.Definite Nature and Extent of Electrochemical Forces145
7.Absolute Quantity of Electricity in the Molecules of Matter163
VI.
8.Electricity of the Voltaic Pile172
i.Simple Voltaic Circles172
ii.Electrolytic Intensity203
iii.Associated Voltaic Circles; or Battery211
iv.Resistance of an Electrolyte to Decomposition218
v.General Remarks on the Active Battery226
VII.
9.On the Source of Power in the Voltaic Pile232
i.Exciting Electrolytes being Good Conductors238
ii.Inactive Conducting Circles containing an Electrolyte241
iii.Active Circles containing Sulphuret of Potassium259
VIII.
9.On the Source of Power in the Voltaic Pile--Continued271
iv.The Exciting Chemical Force affected by Temperature271
v.The Exciting Chemical Force affected by Dilution284
vi.Differences in the Order of the Metallic Elements of Voltaic Circles295
vii.Active Voltaic Circles and Batteries without Metallic Contact298
viii.Considerations of the Sufficiency of Chemical Action302
ix.Thermo-electric Evidence308
x.Improbable Nature of the Assumed Contact Force312
On a Peculiar Voltaic Condition of Iron (Schoenbein)317
On a Peculiar Voltaic Condition of Iron (Faraday)321
Index333

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