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How Michael Faraday changed the world

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Nancy Ackland

30.11.08

How Michael Faraday Changed the World.

Michael Faraday was born on 22nd September 1791 to a poor family of a Blacksmith, in South London, and died on 25th August 1857 aged 75 in Hampton Court, London. image00.png

He was a chemist and physicist who worked with electromagnetism.

He invented the electric motor in 1821 which used electrical energy to create mechanical energy. It consisted of a hanging wire dipping into a pool of mercury with a magnet in the centre of the pool.

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He also invented the electric generator which did the opposite to an electric motor, changing mechanical energy into electrical energy and the electric transformer on 29th August 1831. He discovered many things including electro-magnetic induction in 1831, electro-magnetic rotations on the 4th September 1821, field theory in 1831, diamagnetism in September 1845, the magneto-optical effect and a lot more. More of his most famous inventions and discoveries are the Faraday Cage, Constant, Wheel, Wave, Paradox, and Cup.

The Faraday Cage is an area formed by

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The Faraday Paradox is an experimental demonstration of Michael’s law of electromagnetic induction.

The Faraday Cup is a metal cup that allows charged particles to be caught and trapped in a vacuum.

Michael was recognized as one of the best scientist known, and he improved society massively. He was offered knighthood by Queen Victoria, but he rejected it gracefully.

People now use Michael Faradays inventions in their everyday lives and he has had made a lot of time-consuming, tough jobs become very easy and quick. Michael Faraday really has changed the world and the way we live in it.

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