A Tribute to Michael Faraday (1931)

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A Tribute to Michael Faraday (1931)

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Title: A Tribute to Michael Faraday
Author: Rollo Appleyard
Publisher: Constable & Co, 1931. 1st edition.
Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Wear and sunning to cover. Edges and fly leaves foxed. Text clean, binding tight. Inscription on fly leaf. With many illustrated plates. Doodles to one plate.

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About the book & Faraday (from Wikipedia):

A biography of Michael Faraday, the English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis.

Faraday was an excellent experimentalist who conveyed his ideas in clear and simple language; his mathematical abilities, however, did not extend as far as trigonometry or any but the simplest algebra. James Clerk Maxwell took the work of Faraday and others, and summarized it in a set of equations that is accepted as the basis of all modern theories of electromagnetic phenomena. On Faraday’s uses of the lines of force, Maxwell wrote that they show Faraday “to have been in reality a mathematician of a very high order – one from whom the mathematicians of the future may derive valuable and fertile methods.” The SI unit of capacitance, the farad, is named in his honour.

Albert Einstein kept a picture of Faraday on his study wall, alongside pictures of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell.Physicist Ernest Rutherford stated; “When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and of industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of Faraday, one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time”.