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A century of electricity

Mendenhall, Thomas C.

A century of electricity

by Mendenhall, Thomas C.

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Published by Houghton, Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electricity -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Microfiche. Chicago : Library Resources, 1970. 1 microfiche ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of American civilization ; LAC 12664)

    Statementby T.C. Mendenhall.
    SeriesLibrary of American civilization -- LAC 12664.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Paginationviii, 299 p.
    Number of Pages299
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17574210M

    The history of electromagnetic theory begins with ancient measures to understand atmospheric electricity, in particular lightning. People then had little understanding of electricity, and were unable to explain the phenomena. Scientific understanding into the nature of electricity grew throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through the work of researchers such as Coulomb, Ampère. The book describes the main experiments and discoveries in the history of electricity. It begins with the amber effect, which is An electric pendulum with a paper disk attached to a silk thread tied to a plastic straw. An electrified electroscope with its raised strip made ofFile Size: 4MB.

    Tesla wrote a number of books and articles for magazines and journals. Among his books are My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla; The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla, compiled and edited by David Hatcher Childress; and The Tesla Papers.. Many of Tesla's writings are freely available on the web, including the article, The Problem of Increasing Human Energy, which he wrote for. Electrical engineering became a profession in the late 19th century. Practitioners had created a global electric telegraph network and the first electrical engineering institutions to support the new discipline were founded in the UK and US. Although it is impossible to precisely pinpoint a first electrical engineer, Francis Ronalds stands ahead of the field, who created a working electric.

    an electric generator capable of delivering power for industry (Using Faraday’s principles) Sir William Robert Grove developed the first fuel cell, a device that produces electrical energy by combining hydrogen and oxygen Joseph Swan, and Englishman, invented the first incandescent. Publisher Summary. This chapter deals with nuclear power, which plays an important role in electricity production. During the 20th century, as the understanding of nuclear physics developed, it was suggested that mass could in fact be turned into energy.


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