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Experimental Researches in Electricity

Experimental Researches in Electricity
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  • Date Published: October 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108053600

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About the Authors
  • Originally apprenticed to a bookbinder, Michael Faraday (1791–1867) began to attend Sir Humphrey Davy's chemistry lectures purely out of interest. Although he soon recognised that science would be his vocation, there was no defined career path to follow, and when he applied to Davy for work he was gently told to 'attend to the bookbinding'. It was only after a laboratory explosion in which Davy partially lost his sight that Faraday was taken on as his amanuensis. From this difficult beginning stemmed perhaps the most famous scientific career of the nineteenth century. This three-volume collection of Faraday's papers, originally published between 1839 and 1855, provides a comprehensive record of a key branch of his work. Volume 1 covers his early work in electricity and magnetism. Volume 2 includes work on the illusions caused by lightning, and Volume 3 includes his landmark paper on the effect of magnetism on light.

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    • Date Published: October 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108053600
    • dimensions: 218 x 145 x 94 mm
    • weight: 1.97kg
    • contains: 93 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Induction of electric currents
    2. Terrestrial magneto-electric induction
    3. Identity of electricities from different sources
    4. New law of electric conduction
    5. Electro-chemical decomposition
    6. Power of platina, etc. to induce combination
    7. Electro-chemical decomposition continued
    8. Electricity of the voltaic pile
    9. Induction of a current on itself
    10. Improved voltaic battery
    11. On static induction
    12. Conduction or conductive discharge
    13. Disruptive discharge as glow
    14. Nature of the electric force or forces. Volume 2:
    15. On the character and direction of the electric force of the Gymnotus
    16. On the source of power in the voltaic pile
    17. The exciting chemical force affected by temperature
    18. On the electricity evolved by the friction of water and steam against other bodies. Volume 3:
    19. On the magnetization of light and the illumination of magnetic lines of force
    20. On new magnetic actions, and on the magnetic condition of all matter
    21. Action of magnets on the magnetic metals and their compounds
    22. On the crystalline polarity of bismuth
    23. On the polar or other condition of diamagnetic bodies
    24. On the possible relation of gravity to electricity
    25. On the magnetic and diamagnetic condition of bodies
    26. Magnetic conduction power
    27. Experimental enquiry into the laws of atmospheric magnetic action
    28. On lines of magnetic force
    29. On the employment of the induced magneto-electric current as a test and measure of magnetic forces.

  • Author

    Michael Faraday

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