Michael Faraday and the Discovery of Electromagnetism
Michael Faraday was one of the most brilliant experimental scientists of all time. Although he had no formal education, and never studied advanced mathematics, by painstaking experiments Faraday demonstrated the connection between electricity and magnetism. His invention of the electric dynamo, which made the generation of electricity possible, was the basis for all of the electronic technology that has developed since the nineteenth century. The electric light; electrical appliances such as washing machines, dryers, and microwave ovens; the telegraph, telephones, radio, and television; computers; and all of the thousands of other uses of electricityall of them owe their existence to Faraday s invention.