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Fisker hasn’t dealt with anything like the chaos at Faraday, but it is tarnished by arguably avoidable failure.
After all, Faraday has already burned through $2 billion without producing a vehicle, thanks to a variety of financial and operational problems.
Faraday seemed to be just as much interested in this kind as in the other.By the Christmas Fire|Samuel McChord Crothers
These discoveries of Faraday were all inventions, in the sense in which the word invention is used in this book.
It has been claimed by some that Henry discovered electro-magnetic induction before Faraday did.
Ten years later Faraday explained and applied the laws of Induction, basing them upon the demonstrations of Ampre.
The story of electricity, as men studied it in the primary school of the science, ends where Faraday began.
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The nineteenth century saw rapid growth in the understanding of electricity and magnetism, and much of this progress was due to Michael Faraday. There was no hint from his humble beginnings that he was to become a great scientist. Born in 1791, the son of an English blacksmith, Faraday received little formal schooling. At 14 he was apprenticed to a bookbinder, and it was during this time that he developed an interest in science. In 1812 he attended a series of lectures by Humphry Davy, the well-known chemist. Later in the year, Faraday sent Davy his notes on the talks, asking to become his assistant. When an opening became available, Davy took him on. Faraday, a truly gifted experimenter, started amassing an impressive body of work, converting electrical into mechanical energy (1821), liquefying chlorine (1823), and isolating benzene (1825). He made perhaps his greatest discovery-electromagnetic induction-in 1831, when he produced electricity from magnetism by moving a magnet inside a wire coil. Faraday also came up with the concept of electric and magnetic fields. When James Clerk Maxwell put Faraday's ideas into mathematical form (Faraday knew little mathematics), they became a cornerstone of physics. It was Faraday's research that helped transform electricity from a scientific curiosity into a workable technology. But he also transformed the language, helping to coin the words anode, cathode, ion, and electrode, among others. It is only fitting that there are now two words named after him: farad, the unit of capacitance, and faraday, a unit used to measure the amount of electrical charge.