Faraday, Wheatstone and Electrical Engineering

  • Brian Bowers
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Abstract

Electrical engineering rests on a foundation of scientific research. One of the most important parts of that foundation was the electrical and magnetic discoveries made by Michael Faraday. These provided the scientific basis for devices fundamental to electrical engineering such as the electric motor, transformer and the generator. But electrical engineering did not emerge from its scientific basis by some natural and inevitable process. It required the intervention of scientists who could see the practical engineering possibilities that might arise from scientific research.

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