Faraday’s law of induction

1831

Faraday’s
law of induction

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Michael Faraday electromagnetism

Faraday’s law of induction

Separation of charge

Lines of force

Change of flux

The volt, our unit of electric potential, has honored Alessandro Volta since 1880; the farad, our unit of electric capacitance, has honored Michael Faraday since 1881. I could go on. One difficulty in the history of science is that even scientists only slowly commonly adopt terms for newly discovered effects and laws (such as volt and farad). Another difficulty is that non-scientists even more slowly adopt the new terms (such as boson and fermion—which also honor scientists).

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