The Life and Discoveries of Michael Faraday (Classic Reprint)

The Life and Discoveries of Michael Faraday (Classic Reprint)

by James A. Crowther
     
 

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The second quarter of the nineteenth century was a period of unprecedented activity in the world of science. The foundations of mechanics had indeed been laid by Newton and much of the building was complete; the edifice of geometrical optics had been reared, though the companion structure of physical optics

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Excerpt from The Life and Discoveries of Michael Faraday

The second quarter of the nineteenth century was a period of unprecedented activity in the world of science. The foundations of mechanics had indeed been laid by Newton and much of the building was complete; the edifice of geometrical optics had been reared, though the companion structure of physical optics was scarce begun. Of the palace of electricity, however, even the site had hardly been surveyed, and the foundation stones were still to be laid. As we contemplate its present grandeur, and consider the comparatively brief space of time in which so much has been accomplished, we pause to pay our tribute to the master builders who have been employed upon it, and exclaim "there were giants in those days." Many stones have been well and truly laid, and will preserve the names upon them to still distant ages. But there is one name which we read more frequently than all the rest, and upon some of the greatest stones of all - the name of Michael Faraday.

Many of the modern applications of electricity are based upon his discoveries, and had their origin in his fertile brain. The electric currents which light our streets and houses, which propel our electric trams, and drive our electric motors first sprang into existence, evoked by his touch.

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ISBN-13:
9781440058424
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/03/2015
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.17(d)

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