Electricity and Related Inventions
An examination of the history of discoveries and inventions related to electricity and its practical applications, from the 16th century to nuclear energy, fiber optics and superconductors.
# 15183 | 2,700 words | 15 sources | 2000 |
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Physics (Electricity and Magnetism) , Physics (Nuclear) , Physics (Optics)
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From the Paper:"Electricity is such an integral part of daily living that it is difficult to imagine a time when it did not "exist" a time when there were no lights, no computers, no phones, and no appliances. A time when everyday tasks like laundry, cooking, and vacuuming were not made easy with mechanics run by electricity. However, such a time did exist. But with the observations and experiments of curious and intelligent scientific figures, electricity was discovered and harnessed.
Awareness of electricity dates back to the Greeks who discovered that amber, when rubbed, attracted lightweight particles such as straw (Dunsheath, p. 1). However, the value of this force was not determined until much later when scientists began to study it in more depth and invent equipment that could measure and capture it."
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