Faraday and Electromagnetism

Boreham, Judy; Heath, Duncan
September 2005
Introducing Romanticism;9/ 1/2005, p114
The article profiles scientist Michael Faraday and looks at his contribution to the field of electricity. Born in 1791, Faraday was a son of a blacksmith. Despite being a research assistant of Humphry Davy, he was shunned by the establishment on account of his Cockney background. He eventually discovered the relation between electricity and magnetism. He was marked as a uniquely Romantic scientist due to his practical democratic approach to science.


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