Michael Faraday, Father of Electronics

Author: Charles Ludwig

Publisher: Herald Press (VA)

ISBN: 9780836134797

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 207

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A fictionalized account of the British scientist's life contrasts his lack of formal education with his creation of such important inventions as the electric motor, the transformer, and the generator.
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Michael Faraday

Physics and Faith

Author: Colin A. Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190283556

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 6067

Michael Faraday (1791-1867), the son of a blacksmith, described his education as "little more than the rudiments of reading, writing, and arithmetic at a common day-school." Yet from such basics, he became one of the most prolific and wide-ranging experimental scientists who ever lived. As a bookbinder's apprentice with a voracious appetite for learning, he read every book he got his hands on. In 1812 he attended a series of chemistry lectures by Sir Humphry Davy at London's prestigious Royal Institution. He took copious and careful notes, and, in the hopes of landing a scientific job, bound them and sent them to the lecturer. Davy was impressed enough to hire the 21-year-old as a laboratory assistant. In his first decade at the Institution, Faraday discovered benzene, isobutylene, and two chlorides of carbon. But despite these and other accomplishments in chemistry, he is chiefly remembered for his work in physics. In 1831 he proved that magnetism could generate an electric current, thereby establishing the field of electromagnetism and leading to the invention of the dynamo. In addition to his extraordinary scientific activities, Faraday was a leader in his church, whose faith and wish to serve guided him throughout his career. An engaging public speaker, he gave popular lectures on scientific subjects, and helped found a tradition of scientific education for children and laypeople that continues to this day. Oxford Portraits in Science is an ongoing series of scientific biographies for young adults. Written by top scholars and writers, each biography examines the personality of its subject as well as the thought process leading to his or her discoveries. These illustrated biographies combine accessible technical information with compelling personal stories to portray the scientists whose work has shaped our understanding of the natural world.
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Lectures on the Forces of Matter

And Their Relations to Each Other

Author: Michael Faraday

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775413578

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 127

View: 7004

Self-taught chemist and scientist Michael Faraday was one of the most prolific and prescient researchers to emerge from England in the nineteenth century. In this captivating collection of talks and lectures, Faraday sets forth some of his most influential theories, findings, and conjectures.
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Michael Faraday

A Life from Beginning to End

Author: Hourly History

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979360470


Page: 46

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Michael Faraday Michael Faraday is regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern physics. His work in the field of electromagnetism revolutionized society, leading to new avenues of study and developments of technology that would leave the world changed forever. Without Faraday's discoveries, there would be no electronics or electrical power. There would be no technology as we recognize it, or at the very least those technologies would have taken much longer to arise, causing our time to look very different. Inside you will read about... - A Blacksmith's Son - From Bookbinder to Man of Science - The Royal Institution - Electricity - Magnetism - Famous Faraday And much more! This book tells the story of Michael Faraday's life from birth to death and the remarkable discoveries he made during his lifetime.
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The Electric Life of Michael Faraday

Author: Alan Hirshfeld

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802718235

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 9652

Michael Faraday was one of the most gifted and intuitive experimentalists the world has ever seen. Born into poverty in 1791 and trained as a bookbinder, Faraday rose through the ranks of the scientific elite even though, at the time, science was restricted to the wealthy or well-connected. During a career that spanned more than four decades, Faraday laid the groundwork of our technological society-notably, inventing the electric generator and electric motor. He also developed theories about space, force, and light that Einstein called the "greatest alteration . . . in our conception of the structure of reality since the foundation of theoretical physics by Newton." The Electric Life of Michael Faraday dramatizes Faraday's passion for understanding the dynamics of nature. He manned the barricades against superstition and pseudoscience, and pressed for a scientifically literate populace years before science had been deemed worthy of common study. A friend of Charles Dickens and an inspiration to Thomas Edison, the deeply religious Faraday sought no financial gain from his discoveries, content to reveal God's presence through the design of nature. In The Electric Life of Michael Faraday, Alan Hirshfeld presents a portrait of an icon of science, making Faraday's most significant discoveries about electricity and magnetism readily understandable, and presenting his momentous contributions to the modern world.
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Conversations on Chemistry

In which the Elements of that Science are Familiarly Explained and Illustrated by Experiments

Author: Jane Haldimand Marcet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108016847

Category: Science

Page: 394

View: 455

Bright, humorous and engaging, Marcet's best-selling 1805 book was designed to introduce women to scientific ideas.
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Michael Faraday and The Royal Institution

The Genius of Man and Place (PBK)

Author: J.M Thomas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750301459

Category: Science

Page: 234

View: 8599

A self-educated man who knew no mathematics, Michael Faraday rose from errand boy to become one of Britain's greatest scientists. Faraday made the discoveries upon which most of twentieth-century technology is based and readers of this book will enjoy finding out in how many ways we are indebted to him. The story of his life speaks to us across the years and is a fascinating read, especially when the tale is told with the understanding and gusto that Professor Thomas-one of the UK's leading scientists-brings to the telling. Faraday took great trouble to make the latest discoveries of science, his own and others', intelligible to the layman, and the tradition he fostered has been kept alive ever since, so that the Royal Institution is as well known for its contributions to education as for its research. Written in a concise, nontechnical style, Michael Faraday and the Royal Institution: The Genius of Man and Place is a human account that provides an introduction to the roots of modern science and ways in which scientists work. The book is lavishly illustrated with drawings, cartoons, photographs, and letters-many never before published. There is no similar book on Faraday that interprets his genius in modern, everyday terms, making it understandable, interesting, and exciting reading for scientists and nonscientists alike.
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Michael Faraday

A List of His Lectures and Published Writings

Author: Alan E. Jeffreys

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Bibliography

Page: 86

View: 9016

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Scientists of Faith

Forty-eight Biographies of Historic Scientists and Their Christian Faith

Author: Dan Graves

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825497704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 1614

The personal stories of forty-eight historic scientists and an overview of their contributions to their field and faith.
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A Life of Discovery

Michael Faraday, Giant of the Scientific Revolution

Author: James Hamilton

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 9781400060160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 465

View: 4221

Presents the life of Michael Faraday, the discoverer of the fundamental laws of electricity, recounting his rise from a humble background to his eventual position as one of the leading scientists of his time.
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Michael Faraday: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Frank A.J.L James

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199574316

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

View: 3822

Known as the 'father' of electrical engineering, Michael Faraday is one of the best known scientific figures of all time. In this Very Short Introduction, Frank A.J.L James looks at Faraday's life and works, examining the institutional context in which he lived and worked, his scientific research, and his continuing legacy in science today.
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Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Field

How Two Men Revolutionized Physics

Author: Nancy Forbes,Basil Mahon

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616149434

Category: Science

Page: 320

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The story of two brilliant nineteenth-century scientists who discovered the electromagnetic field, laying the groundwork for the amazing technological and theoretical breakthroughs of the twentieth century Two of the boldest and most creative scientists of all time were Michael Faraday (1791-1867) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). This is the story of how these two men - separated in age by forty years - discovered the existence of the electromagnetic field and devised a radically new theory which overturned the strictly mechanical view of the world that had prevailed since Newton's time. The authors, veteran science writers with special expertise in physics and engineering, have created a lively narrative that interweaves rich biographical detail from each man's life with clear explanations of their scientific accomplishments. Faraday was an autodidact, who overcame class prejudice and a lack of mathematical training to become renowned for his acute powers of experimental observation, technological skills, and prodigious scientific imagination. James Clerk Maxwell was highly regarded as one of the most brilliant mathematical physicists of the age. He made an enormous number of advances in his own right. But when he translated Faraday's ideas into mathematical language, thus creating field theory, this unified framework of electricity, magnetism and light became the basis for much of later, 20th-century physics. Faraday's and Maxwell's collaborative efforts gave rise to many of the technological innovations we take for granted today - from electric power generation to television, and much more. Told with panache, warmth, and clarity, this captivating story of their greatest work - in which each played an equal part - and their inspiring lives will bring new appreciation to these giants of science.
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Einstein's Heroes

Imagining the World Through the Language of Mathematics

Author: Robyn Arianrhod

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195308907

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7593

Blending science, history, and biography, this book reveals the mysteries of mathematics, focusing on the life and work of three of Albert Einstein's heroes: Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, and James Clerk Maxwell.
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The Postcolonial Politics of Development

Author: Ilan Kapoor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135976791

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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This book uses a postcolonial lens to question development’s dominant cultural representations and institutional practices, investigating the possibilities for a transformatory postcolonial politics. Ilan Kapoor examines recent development policy initiatives in such areas as ‘governance,’ ‘human rights’ and ‘participation’ to better understand and contest the production of knowledge in development - its cultural assumptions, power implications, and hegemonic politics. The volume shows how development practitioners and westernized elites/intellectuals are often complicit in this neo-colonial knowledge production. Noble gestures such as giving foreign aid or promoting participation and democracy frequently mask their institutional biases and economic and geopolitical interests, while silencing the subaltern (marginalized groups), on whose behalf they purportedly work. In response, the book argues for a radical ethical and political self-reflexivity that is vigilant to our reproduction of neo-colonialisms and amenable to public contestation of development priorities. It also underlines subaltern political strategies that can (and do) lead to greater democratic dialogue.
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Faraday as a Discoverer

Author: John Tyndall

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465608214


Page: N.A

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It has been thought desirable to give you and the world some image of MICHAEL FARADAY, as a scientific investigator and discoverer. The attempt to respond to this desire has been to me a labour of difficulty, if also a labour of love. For however well acquainted I may be with the researches and discoveries of that great master—however numerous the illustrations which occur to me of the loftiness of Faraday's character and the beauty of his life—still to grasp him and his researches as a whole; to seize upon the ideas which guided him, and connected them; to gain entrance into that strong and active brain, and read from it the riddle of the world—this is a work not easy of performance, and all but impossible amid the distraction of duties of another kind. That I should at one period or another speak to you regarding Faraday and his work is natural, if not inevitable; but I did not expect to be called upon to speak so soon. Still the bare suggestion that this is the fit and proper time for speech sent me immediately to my task: from it I have returned with such results as I could gather, and also with the wish that those results were more worthy than they are of the greatness of my theme. It is not my intention to lay before you a life of Faraday in the ordinary acceptation of the term. The duty I have to perform is to give you some notion of what he has done in the world; dwelling incidentally on the spirit in which his work was executed, and introducing such personal traits as may be necessary to the completion of your picture of the philosopher, though by no means adequate to give you a complete idea of the man. The newspapers have already informed you that Michael Faraday was born at Newington Butts, on September 22, 1791, and that he died at Hampton Court, on August 25, 1867. Believing, as I do, in the general truth of the doctrine of hereditary transmission—sharing the opinion of Mr. Carlyle, that 'a really able man never proceeded from entirely stupid parents'—I once used the privilege of my intimacy with Mr. Faraday to ask him whether his parents showed any signs of unusual ability. He could remember none. His father, I believe, was a great sufferer during the latter years of his life, and this might have masked whatever intellectual power he possessed. When thirteen years old, that is to say in 1804, Faraday was apprenticed to a bookseller and bookbinder in Blandford Street, Manchester Square: here he spent eight years of his life, after which he worked as a journeyman elsewhere.
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The Story of Inventions

Author: Frank P. Bachman

Publisher: Christian Liberty Press

ISBN: 9781932971200


Page: 280

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The Story of Inventions documents several key inventions that have had an important impact on the growth of our modern industrialized world. Each chapter is more than a history of a particular invention; it is also the story of the inventors who created these new products and processes. Readers will learn how major inventions came about and how the character traits of each inventor contributed to their success. The second edition includes illustrations that help the reader grasp details regarding important inventions that have changed the way people live. The twenty-one chapters in this book have been divided into four units power, manufacturing, communications, and transportation. Comprehension questions at the end of each chapter will help students evaluate how well they understand the text."
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Electronic Inventions and Discoveries

Electronics from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Present Day

Author: G. W. A. Dummer

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483145212

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 244

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Electronic Inventions and Discoveries: Electronics from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Present Day provides a summary of the development of the whole field of electronics. Organized into 13 chapters, the book covers and reviews the history of electronics as a whole and its aspects. The opening chapter covers the beginnings of electronics, while the next chapter discusses the development of components, transistors, and integrated circuits. The third chapter tackles the expansion of electronics and its effects on industry. The succeeding chapters discuss the history of the aspects of electronics, such as audio and sound reproduction, radio and telecommunications, radar, television, computers, robotics, information technology, and industrial and other applications. Chapter 10 provides a lists of electronic inventions according to subject, while Chapter 11 provides a concise description of each invention by date order. Chapter 12 enumerates the inventors of electronic devices. The last chapter provides a list of books about inventions and inventors. This book will appeal to readers who are curious about the development of electronics throughout history.
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Author: Gillian Darley

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674062809

Category: Science

Page: 245

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The cataclysm that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum in AD 79 continues to fascinate nearly two thousand years later. Darley’s meditation on a powerful natural wonder touches on pagan beliefs, vulcanology, and travel writing, as it sifts through the ashes of Vesuvius to expose changes in our understanding of cultural and natural environments.
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Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology

Author: John Bird

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317202651

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 538

View: 3258

This practical resource introduces electrical and electronic principles and technology covering theory through detailed examples, enabling students to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge required by technicians in fields such as electrical engineering, electronics and telecommunications. No previous background in engineering is assumed, making this an ideal text for vocational courses at Levels 2 and 3, foundation degrees and introductory courses for undergraduates.
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