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Benjamin Franklin 1 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN Victoria Crow Strayer University Introduction To College Mathematics August 8, 2009
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Benjamin Franklin 2 Benjamin Franklin is perhaps best known for his experiments endeavoring to harness the power of electricity. His important contributions paved the way for scientists like Michael Faraday and Thomas A. Edison to continue the study of electricity using several of Ben’s ideas. “His famous kite flight in June of 1752 led him to develop many of the terms that we still use today when we talk about electricity: battery, conductor, condenser, charge, discharge, uncharged, negative, minus, plus, electric shock, and electrician.” (Unisys, 2009). Although we view his lightning experiments as significant, electricity was just a hobby for Ben Franklin. He was a printer by trade and some of his other accomplishments include: serving as Postmaster of Philadelphia, proposing the idea for the University of Pennsylvania, being elected president of the American Philosophical Society, being elected to the Continental
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