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Michael Faraday, FRS (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis.

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Largely self-educated, Michael Faraday (1791-1867) came to science by being assistant to English chemist Humphry Davy in 1813. He developed the idea of the electromagnetic field & discovered electromagnetic induction & the laws of electrolysis. His electromagnetic devices is the basis for electric motor technology. He twice rejected knighthood offers & refused to advise on chemical weapons for the Crimean war on ethical grounds. Einstein kept pictures of Faraday, Newton & Maxwell on study…


This is the 4th lesson in the series, "Electromagnetism." It explains Michael Faraday's discovery and analyzes the law he used to explain his discovery


The death, aged 75, of the English scientist Michael Faraday, on this day 25th August, 1887. His inventions formed the foundation of electric motor technology and it was largely due to his efforts that electricity became viable for use in technology