Philosophical Transactions... for the Year 1832: Part I, pp.125-162; pp.163-194. London: Printed by Richard Taylor, 1832." /> FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867). "Experimental Researches in Electricity." - "The Bakerian Lecture. Experimental Researches in Electricity.-Second Series." In: <I>Philosophical Transactions... for the Year 1832</I>: Part I, pp.125-162; pp.163-194. London: Printed by Richard Taylor, 1832.|
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    FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867). "Experimental Researches in Electricity." - "The Bakerian Lecture. Experimental Researches in Electricity.-Second Series." In: Philosophical Transactions... for the Year 1832: Part I, pp.125-162; pp.163-194. London: Printed by Richard Taylor, 1832.

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    FARADAY, Michael (1791-1867). "Experimental Researches in Electricity." - "The Bakerian Lecture. Experimental Researches in Electricity.-Second Series." In: Philosophical Transactions... for the Year 1832: Part I, pp.125-162; pp.163-194. London: Printed by Richard Taylor, 1832.

    4o (305 x 235 mm). 2 engraved plates (some browning). Unbound, with original bellyband, unopened.

    FIRST EDITION of Faraday's first two papers, from a series of 29 published in Philosophical Transactions between 1832 and 1852. The first is considered Faraday's greatest paper, as it reports the first production of electricity by electro-magnetic induction. The author's epoch-making discovery of the means to generate electricity by electro-magnetic induction is the principle behind the dynamo and the transformer, and the foundation of the modern electrical industry. The experiments that Faraday recorded in this paper marked the begining of his "great series of investigations into electricity" (PMM), through which he established the identity of all types of electricity, the magnetic properties of the earth and his theory of "lines" or "tubes" of magnetic force, "the starting point for the revolutionary theories of Clerk Maxwell and later of Einstein" (PMM). Grolier/Horblit 29 (1839 reprint); PMM 308 (1839 reprint).


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