faraday - Kyle Daniele 9/22/08 Michael Faraday, was born...

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Kyle Daniele 9/22/08 Michael Faraday, was born September 22, 1791, in Newington Butts, South London, England. Faraday came from a poor background, as his father James, was a blacksmith, and was one of four children. This resulted in him to educate himself. To raise money, he served as an apprentice to a bookbinder at the age of fourteen. For seven years, he served him and picked up any knowledge he could from reading all the books. Isaac Watts’ “The Improvement of the Mind” peaked his interest in science, especially electricity. At twenty, Faraday would go to lectures by chemist Humphry Davy at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, an association dedicated to scientific education in London. At the time, Davy was president. Faraday tried to make an impression and gave Davy his notes on his lecture. Davy said he would consider him, but Faraday should just stick to bookbinding. Luckily for Faraday, Davy damaged his eyesight and was hired as a secretary. Davy eventually promoted him to a laboratory assistant and discovered a
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2009 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '09 term at 東京国際大学.

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