Michael Faraday

Michael Faraday (22 September 1791 - 25 August 1867) was a famous scientist in the early 1800's. He studied electrochemistry and electromagnetism mainly. He wasn't educated formally, but he learned from his surroundings and as a worker in a laboratory. He had done many experiments, created many science concepts, discovered a few molecules, and created the invention of electromagnetic rotary devices.

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Michael Faraday

Who was Michael Faraday and what did he do?

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

Faraday studied the magnetic field around a conductor carrying a DC electric current, and established the basis for the magnetic field concept in physics. He discovered electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and 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.

As a chemist, Faraday discovered chemical substances such as benzene, invented an early form of the Bunsen burner and the system of oxidation numbers, and popularized terminology such as anode, cathode, electrode, and ion.

Although he received little formal education and thus higher mathematics like calculus was always out of his reach, he went on to become one of the most influential scientists in history. Some historians of science refer to him as the best experimentalist in the history of science. It was largely due to his efforts that electricity became viable for use in technology. The SI unit of capacitance, the farad, is named after him, as is the Faraday constant, the charge on a mole of electrons (about 96,485 coulombs). Faraday's law of induction states that a magnetic field changing in time creates a proportional electromotive force.

He was Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, the first, and most famous, holder of this position to which he was appointed for life.

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How many brothers or sisters did Michael Faraday have?

three

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Are the 20 pound notes with Michael Faraday's picture still legal tender?

These £20 notes featuring Michael Faraday were withdrawn from circulation in 2001. They are no longer 'legal tender' but can be changed for ones in circulation at the discretion of a bank. However, they are always payable at the Bank of England in Threadneedle St., London.

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Did Michael Faraday win a Nobel Prize?

No, Michael Faraday did not receive the Nobel Prize. In fact, he died in 1867 almost 30 years before it was created by Alfred Nobel in 1895. Faraday, who was a pioneer of electromagnetism and chemistry, did, however, receive the Royal Medal in 1867 for his contributions to science.

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What is Michael Faraday's birthday?

Michael Faraday was born on September 22, 1791.

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What did Michael Faraday invent?

Michael Faraday invented electromagnetic induction and the balloon

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How and where did Michael Faraday obtain an education?

According to The Great Scientists(164-169) Faraday had the rudiments of reading, writing and arithmetic but, while apprenticed to a bookbinder, read voraciously. He also worked for Humphry Davy as a secretary and later travelled to many of the major scientific centers in Europe with him as his assistant which probably also added to his education.

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What was Michael Faraday's favorite color?

don't need it

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Did Michael Faraday have any sisters or brothers?

Michael farady didnt have any siblings xx :} now go away xx

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Who was Michael Faraday?

Faraday discovered that a suspended magnet would revolve around a current bearing wire, leading him to propose that magnetism was a circular force.

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Does Michael Ballack have any brothers or sisters?

no.

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What college did Michael westbrook go to?

Michael Westbrook attended the University of Colorado.

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What awards did Faraday receive?

the Copley Medal, Rumford Medal, and Royal Medal

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In which year did Michael Faraday discover electromagnetism?

1831

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Where did Michael Faraday conduct most of his experiments?

at his house. he had a special room where he used to do his experiments

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Who discovered electrolysis?

Michael Faraday discovered the process of electrolysis

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What are some of Michael Faraday discoveries?

He found that an object inside of a grounded mesh or wire cage could not be affected by EM radiation.

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Is there any place named Hendon near London?

There is an area of suburban London called Hendon, about 13 km NW from central London, just past N. Circular Road. Hendon is within the London Borough of Barnet. Searches on "Hendon, London" will provide more information. (This Hendon is not to be confused with Hendon the city, in the north of England.)

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What qualities did Michael Faraday possess?

Intelligence.

Persistance.

An enquiring mind.

He pioneered the uses of magnetism, electricity and the links between them.

He continued work done by Oersted and Davy.

He invented the capacitor used in electronics and the Unit for capacitance is named afer him, a Farad.

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How did Michael Faraday discover electrolysis?

he was a chemist and one day found uot that water was electriic so he was smart and made electrolisys

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Who was Michael Faraday's mother?

Michael Faraday's mother was a hard working English woman that took care of Michael and his three silblings and his father who was often too ill to work. Margaret Hastwell raised her family in the Sandemanian Christian sect. She was born in 1764 and died in 1838.

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What is Michael Faraday's full name?

Michael john faraday

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Who are the parents of Michael Faraday?

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When did Michael Faraday discover diamagnetism the faraday Effect?

1845

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When did Michael Faraday die?

Michael Faraday died on August 25, 1867.

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