Electric generator

1831 Electric generator

The book of science

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Michael Faraday electromagnetism

Electric generator

Electric generators


Discoveries and inventions like this don’t happen in a vacuum. The operation of Michael Faraday’s original generator was inefficient, but others quickly improved and varied the design. André-Marie Ampère suggested that Pixii use a communtator to convert his AC generator to a pulsed DC generator. Faraday had a look at Woolrich’s generator at Elkington Silver Electroplating Works in Birmingham and “expressed his intense delight.” James Clerk Maxwell mathematically formalized Faraday’s discoveries and James Gordon worked under Maxwell’s supervision at the Cavendish Laboratory.

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