Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Creating Electricity

Abdulaziz July 16, 2020
  • Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
    • discovered electromagnetic induction
    • Faraday: unit of capacitance
Faraday Michael Christmas lecture detail
  • James Maxwell (1831-1879)
    • translated Faradays theories into mathematical expressions
    • Maxwell: unit of magnetic flux
Maxwell’s celebrated equations as depicted on the James Clerk Maxwell Statue in Edinburgh
  • 1879 Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb which together with other inventions set off the 2nd Industrial Revolution
Thomas Edison

The War of the Currents (1880s /1890s)

  • series of events surrounding the introduction of competing electric power transmission systems
    • AC (Nikola Tesla | (Westinghouse)
    • DC ( Edison | General Electric)

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Electricity history in Victoria