Saturday, May 2, 2009
May 2: First Sparks of Electricity (Vol. 30, pp. 61-72)
English scientist Sir Michael Faraday explains the principles of magnetism and what make them lead to the existence of electricity and conductivity. He explains it all in a way that makes him the 19th century version of Mr. Wizard, and about 150 years later, this lecture remains a model of fascinating clarity.