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English: Michael Faraday by Thomas Phillips oi...
English: Michael Faraday by Thomas Phillips oil on canvas, 1841-1842 35 3/4 in. x 28 in. (908 mm x 711 mm) Purchased, 1868 NPG 269 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Michael Faraday – English scientist who established the foundations of electical theory.

Michael Faraday (22 September 1791 – 25 August 1867) was an English chemist and physicist (or natural philosopher, in the terminology of the time) who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.

English: Drawing of Michael Faraday's experime...
English: Drawing of Michael Faraday’s experiment demonstrating electromagnetic rotation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Faraday studied the magnetic field around a conductor carrying a DC electric current, and established the basis for the electromagnetic field concept in physics. He discovered electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism, and laws of electrolysis. He established that magnetism could affect rays of light and that there was an underlying relationship between the two phenomena.  His inventions of electromagnetic rotary devices formed the foundation of electric motor technology, and it was largely due to his efforts that electricity became viable for use in technology.

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