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.
Although both Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla encountered issues with mentors, employers, and social inequity, they pushed through these encounters with obstacles to explore electricity and its applications while encountering new scientific ideas and exchanging knowledge, which led to economic and intellectual impacts that remain important today. Michael Faraday and Nikola Tesla are very similar people and their lives have many parallels. Faraday was born about sixty-five years earlier than Tesla in 1791. However, this is the end of most of their differences. Despite living in different time periods, both men studied similar ideas in the field of electrical science, and it was the combined effort of these two men that made the induction motor.
Michael Faraday is a British physicist and chemist, best known for his discoveries of electromagnetic induction and of the laws of electrolysis. He was born in 1791 to a poor family in London, Michael Faraday was extremely curious, questioning everything. He felt an urgent need to know more. At age 13, he became an errand boy for a bookbinding shop in London. He read every book that he bound, and decided that one day he would write a book of his own. He became interested in the concept of energy, specifically force. Because of his early reading and experiments with the idea of force, he was able to make important discoveries in electricity later in life. He eventually became a chemist and physicist.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to view Nikola Tesla’s memories? To view how all of his inventions work and everything he planned to do for humanity. While viewing his memories you could examine his ascent to fame and his descent into what many people think was madness. First, I will tell what I know him from facts first a summary of his life then a list of patents and furthermore, his encounters various firms, inventors and his financial problems.
The Man with the Power
Nikola Tesla, did his inventions influence America enough that he should be formerly recognized in the top 100 most influential Americans? Tesla was born in what is now Croatia and moved to the United States at the mere age of twenty-eight and briefly worked with Thomas Edison. After Tesla had parted ways with Edison due to their conflicting personalities, Tesla went on to invent the alternating-current system, the hydroelectric power plant, and his most well-known invention the Tesla Coil. “Throughout his career, Tesla discovered, designed and developed ideas for a number of important inventions — most of which were officially patented by other inventors — including dynamos (electrical generators similar to batteries) and the induction motor. He was also a pioneer in the discovery of radar technology, X-ray technology, remote control and the rotating magnetic field” (BI)
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It is not easy feat to become an inspiration of Albert Einstein, considering that he is one of the most famous and recognized scientist. Of three people whose picture hung on Einstein’s wall, Michael Faraday was one of them. Although Faraday had come from a lower class in the 1800s, his eagerness to learn more about the world propelled him to great discoveries that changed the world. One of the most important findings for the future of both technology and the field of physics was Faraday’s breakthrough of the electromagnetic induction and his discovery of the magnetic field.
Thomas Edison was a man who influenced America more than anyone else. Some of the inventions he pioneered are still used to this day. He was a man who spent almost his entire life working as a scientist, and receiving more than 1,200 patents in his lifetime. (Anderson pg.7) Thomas Edison’s life was probably twice as productive as a modern day chemist, he was a firm believer of an eight hour work day, eight hours in the morning, and eight in the afternoon. Aside from his amazing history as an adult Edison lived an equally exciting childhood. Thomas Edison was born in Milan Ohio on February 11, 1847. At the time, his father was owner of a successful shingle and lumber company. However with new railroads being built through Milan his father lost customers to the bigger companies which began to open. The Edison’s were forced to move to Port Huron, where he first began his education. When he was only seven years old his teacher, the Reverend G.B. Engle considered Thomas to be a dull student, and was terrible in math. After three months of school his teacher called him "addled," which means confused or mixed up. Thomas stormed home.(minot, pg1) The next day, Nancy Edison brought Thomas back to school to talk to Reverend Engle. He told her that Thomas couldn’t learn. His mother became so angry at the strict Reverend that she decided to home-school him.(minot 1) After a while his mother, a former teacher herself, recognized his un usual abilities to reason. She quickly got him interested in History and Classic books. Thomas however was strangely attracted to the subject of science. By the age of ten Thomas Edison had already been experimenting and by now owned a sizable quantity of chemicals.
Percy LeBaron Spencer was born in Howland, Maine 1894. His father passed away when he was toddler and his mother abandoned him soon after. Growing up, he was a curious child and spent days exploring a log hauler truck that broke down in front of his house trying to figure out how it worked. This led him to work at a spool mill between the ages of twelve and sixteen. This later led him to hear about an opening at a paper factory that was going to be run on electricity. This was a new concept in the remote town where he lived, so he learned as much as he could about it and applied for the job of wiring the plant. Spencer was one of three people who got selected for the job, despite the fact that he had received no formal education or training in the field. At the age of eighteen, he joined the U.S. Navy and where he learned all he could about wireless and radio technology. Spencer was strongly motivated to learn and gained expertise in a number of fields such as trigonometry, calculus, chemistry, physics, and metallurgy by reading extensively about them. Spencer was also an expert in radar tube design, and worked at a company called Raytheon as the chief of the power tube division. His expertise helped the company win a major contract from the U.S. government to produce magnetrons for radar equipments which was invaluable in the second world war. Under his leadership, the division expanded from a mere fifteen employees to more than 5000 employees and productivity was also largely improved (“Percy Spencer”). Percy LeBaron Spencer was the most influential person in the 1940-1959 time era because his invention of the microwave oven, changed the way food was...
When Luigi Galvani, the Italian physician, touched the exposed nerve tissue in a pair of frog legs they twitched. He unwittingly started the world down the pathway of portable electricity. We have progressed greatly since that day in the mid 18th century. With the help of many scientists we have developed many different types of cells/batteries.