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Michael Faraday uses no mathematics but is one of the greatest scientists of the 19th century as a pure experimentalist. His discoveries are almost countless. But one, for example, is his experimental discovery that if you move a magnet toward a wire, you induce an electric current. He calls this, naturally enough, magnetoelectric induction. Sound familiar? How about for 1830? Faraday's writing are in fact volumous, listed on page xix of this book, and this book is a mere fraction. It is not the popular "Chemical History of the Candle" but it is better than that! Also, included in this book is a biographical sketch of Faraday by someone who knew him, John Tyndall. Maxwell regarded Faraday's work as central in developing the basic problems to be described by Maxwell's equations. A really great read.
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