The world of science can be quite vast when comparing the various fields of study. One such field that intrigues the minds of many is electricity. From the days of Michael Faraday to the days of Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison, the field of electricity continues to grow expontentially.
His experimenting led him to creating the Tesla coil which didn’t have an iron coil transformer allowing the secondary coil to be free. Since the secondary coil wasn’t being held back it was able to vibrate to higher and higher frequencies. Which allowed it to create large amounts of electricity. By it creating this much power it has the ability to shoot lightning bolts and make electronic fields.
In the 1820s, British physicist and chemist Michael Faraday sprinkled iron filings on a piece of paper and guided an electromagnet beneath it to illustrate lines of magnetic force. Since then, generations of students have learned about the principle of magnetic fields and other basics of electromagnetism from repeating this simple exercise. Faraday's discovery of magnetic fields remains one of the most significant contributions to science, and provided the foundation for the development of the telegraph and other important innovations.
To explain what exactly Tesla and Edison did, it is important to know that in a DC system, electrons flow only in one direction. Where as in an AC system, the electric current reverses its direction many times during the time frame. To conclude, the use of electricity came from no one person, but actually a combination of quite a few intellectuals. Nonetheless, the reality of how electricity behaves is just as important as its history.
Based on Faraday's law of induction, discovered by Michael Faraday, it explains how the change in magnetic fields causes "current" to flow through wires. The first generator was created by
The major encounters that Tesla and Faraday faced included social, economic, intellectual barriers. Considering socially, Faraday was considered to be a “...high-priest of Nature, revealing the hidden forces...”(Shortland) People saw Faraday as the highest of his field, the one who was the closest to God in relation to understanding his creation. This also shows the social standard at this point in time, many going to church and understanding when someone references a religious point. Also, for social encounters, we have Tesla with his description f what the future will be like. This was not a reaction to the society that Tesla was around, but a prediction of what they were to become. Tesla, hoping to see that people would grow to become stronger
One thunderous afternoon on June 1752, Benjamin Franklin conducted what is known today as the “Kite Experiment”. He wanted to prove that if one object was electrical, the energy from that object could be transferred to another object, therefore being classified as electricity and lightning. With his son William, Ben took a string and attached the kite to it, then he attached an iron key to the kite. Next, they tied a thin metal wire from the key and put the wire inside a Leyden jar which stored all the electrical charge. His experiment profitably showed that his accusations were correct. Many other scientist tried the same experiment and were electrocuted, but Ben Franklin was the lucky one. He changed the world of science.
It is believed that Franklin became interested in electricity around 1743 when he was on a trip in Boston, Massachusetts. On this trip Franklin attended a lecture by Dr. Archibald Spencer on electricity. After hearing the lecture Franklin became infatuated with electricity and began conducting experiments of his own. Not knowing very much, F...
- Crowther, J. A. Men of Science: The Life and Discoveries of Michael Faraday. New
The famous Kite and Key experiment was conducted in 1752. Some of Mr. Franklin’s theories on electricity were published the prior year. Of course, Benjamin Franklin did not invent electricity but he did bring it to light and...
In New York City during the late 1880’s, a fierce battle was raging between two great innovators of the age. The combatants, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, were fighting over the prize to power cities in the ever more industrial world. Thomas Edison championed his direct-current (DC) system whereas Nikola Tesla was proposing his system using alternating-current (AC). This “War of the Currents” ushered in the electrical age, from which our modern society arose. Just as the AC and DC electrical generating systems where diametrically opposed to each other; so were Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.
Magnetism was not studied or utilized before 1821 as it is today. A few hundred years ago people understood how magnets worked, but didn’t have many applications of the magnet because they were limited by the technology of their time. The applications of magnets today have opened a new door as to how we can harness the power of a magnet. I had a basic working knowledge of how magnets worked, such as polarity, but with researching different aspects of the magnet I have learned that we need to advance the potential capabilities of the magnet and fully understand how we can harness the magnet. In my research I looked at how a magnet works, the physics behind a magnet, the magnetic fields of Earth, why can’t magnets be used as energy, and magnets for pain relief benefits.
Hall Effect was discovered by Edwin Hall in 1879. The voltage or electric field produced due to the application of magnetic field is also referred to as Hall voltage or Hall field.
...n on a light switch, press the power button on your computer, or start your car, you are using technology that was invented and pioneered by Nikola Tesla.