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This is an essay on the life of Michael Faraday and how his scientific explorations are important to our century.

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Michael Faraday

Who is Michael Faraday, and how has he affected our lives today? Michael Faraday has been throughout our history as a person who has stumbled knowingly on a mysterious discovery at the time. Michael Faraday might not be the most well known scientist today that me and you know but infract he has contributed to one of the greatest and inspirational aspects in our society. Michael Faraday was born on 22 September 1791 in south London Same exact date as the Independence of London thus his birthday was thought of as a special birthday and the hundreds of children born on that day the family was awarded 200pounds or 250 U.S. dollars every year that he was alive. With this new source of income over the many amounts of profitable income the family made at the time was benefiting Michael Faraday and his carrier as being one of the most intellectual people of France at the time. His family was very well off and Faraday received a very good education in which his strength in the science field was shown to the world and what kind of man that Michael Faraday is and what will become of him in the near and hopeful future.

When he was 14, he was apprenticed to a local bookbinder and during the next seven years, educated himself by reading books on a wide range of scientific subjects this not only educated him but also influenced a major part of his lifestyle and carrier

choice while he was reading he was also a bookkeeper so often he would meet some of Frances best and top Scientist that came to his bookstore in south France some people mentioned were some of the most high class scientist even the world has ever seen this must have had a great influence on Michael Faraday. Michael Faraday was meeting one of the worlds greatest entrepreneur in France one day on the occasion of Michael Faraday birthday and while they were talking the were sharing secrets they have read in the carriers that they took and Michael Faraday became increasingly interested in his work thus took the carrier path of being a scientist at one of Frances greatest schools. In 1812, Michael Faraday attended four lectures given by the chemist Humphrey Davy at the Royal Institution.

Michael Faraday in great admiration wrote to Humphrey Davy and compiling great sources of information and in return was asking for a job as his assistant and mentioned in that letter that as his assistant he would greatly help in Humphrey Davy’s science experiment and could help in historical information pertaining to any of Humphrey Davy experimental factors. Davy turned him down but in 1813 appointed him to the job of chemical assistant at the Royal Institution.

A year later, Faraday was invited to follow up on the institutional work of Humphrey Davy and his wife on an 18 month European tour, taking in France, Switzerland, Italy and Belgium and meeting many influential scientists. While on this return they learned many things of to our pertaining to one of Humphrey Davy next greatest introductions to science this will be discussed later on.

On their return in 1815, Faraday continued to work at the Royal Institution, helping with experiments for Davy and other scientists. In 1821 he published his work on electromagnetic rotation (the principle behind the electric motor). He was able to carry out little further research in the 1820s, busy as he was with other projects. In 1826, he founded the Royal Institution's Friday Evening Discourses and in the same year the Christmas Lectures, both of which continue to this day. He himself gave many lectures, establishing his reputation as the outstanding scientific lecturer of his time. The Royal Institution or RI can also be referred to as an independent charity dedicated to connecting people with the world of science. We're an events space, a museum and a place to eat and drink. But we're more than that as well. (This was taken directly from the original source of RI institution)

In 1831, Faraday discovered electromagnetic induction, the principle behind the electric transformer and generator. This discovery was crucial in allowing electricity to be transformed from a curiosity into a powerful new technology. During the remainder of the decade he worked on developing his ideas about electricity. He was partly responsible for coining many familiar words including 'electrode', 'cathode' and 'ion'. Faraday's scientific knowledge was harnessed for practical use through various official appointments, including scientific adviser to Trinity House (1836-1865) and Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Military Academy in Woolwich (1830-1851).

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