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Experimental researches in electricity
by Michael Faraday
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Titlepage to the 1849 second edition


Experimental Researches In Electricity.
By Michael Faraday, D.C.L. F.R.S.


Fullerian Profesor Of Chemistry In The Royal Institution. Corresponding Member, Etc. Of The Royal And Imperial Academies Of Science Of Paris, Petersburgh, Florence, Copenhagen, Berlin, Gottingen, Modena, Stockholm, Palermo, Etc. Etc.

In Two Volumes.
Vol. I.

Second Edition.

Reprinted from the Philosophical Transactions of 1831-1838.

London: Richard And John Edward Taylor,
printers And Publishers To The University Of London,
Red Lion Court, Fleet Street.
1849.

Titlepage to the 1869 edition

EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY
EDITED BY ERNEST RHYS



SCIENCE



FARADAY'S SELECT RESEARCHES IN ELECTRICITY - WITH AN APPRECIATION BY PROFESSOR TYNDALL

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1869 frontmatter

Contents


Series I. Summary

            §. 1.Induction of electric currents                      
            §. 2.Evolution of electricity from magnetism              
            §. 3.New electrical state or condition of matter        
            §. 4.Explication of Arago's magnetic phenomena          

Series II. §. 5.Terrestrial magneto-electric induction

  §.6.Force and direction of magneto-electricinduction generally                         

SeriesIII§.7.Identity of electricities from different sources sources

            ----    ---- i Voltaic electricity                         
            ----    ---- ii Ordinary electricity                       
            ----    ---- iii Magneto-electricity                       
            ----    ---- iv Thermo-electricity                         
            ----    ---- v Animal electricity                          

§. 8.Relation by measure of common and voltaic electricity electricity

            ----   Note respecting Ampère's inductive results
                      after                                            

Series IV. §. 9.New law of electric conduction

            §. 10.On conducting power generally                        

Series V. §.11.Electro-chemical decomposition ---- ¶ 1. New conditions of electro-chemical

                           decomposition                               
            ----   ¶ 2. Influence of water in such decomposition       
            ----   ¶ 3. Theory of electro-chemical decomposition       

Series VI. §. 12.Power of platina, &c. to induce combination Series VII. §. 11.*Electro-chemical decomposition continued

                      (nomenclature)                                   
            ----   ¶ 4. Some general conditions of
                           Electro-chemical decomposition              
            ----   ¶ 5. Volta-electrometer                             
            ----   ¶ 6. Primary and secondary results                  
            ----   ¶ 7. Definite nature and extent of
                           electro-chemical forces                     
            ----   ---- Electro-chemical equivalents                   
            §. 13./Absolute quantity of Electricity in the molecules of mattermatter]]                             

Series VIII. §. 14. **Electricity of the voltaic pile

            ----   ¶ 1. Simple voltaic circles                         
            ----   ¶ 2. Electrolytic intensity                         
            ----   ¶ 3. Associated voltaic circles; or battery         
            ----   ¶ 4. Resistance of an electrolyte to
                           decomposition                              
            ----   ¶ 5. General remarks on the active battery         

Series IX. §. 15. **Induction of a current on itself

            ----   Inductive action of currents generally             

Series X. §. 16. /Improved voltaic battery

            §. 17. Practical results with the voltaic battery      

Series XI. §. 18. On static induction

            ----   ¶ 1. Induction an action of contiguous
                           particles                                 
            ----   ¶ 2. Absolute charge of matter                     
            ----   ¶ 3. Electrometer and inductive apparatus          
            ----   ¶ 4. Induction in curved lines                     
            ----   ---- Conduction by glass, lac, sulphur, &c.        
            ----   ¶ 5. Specific inductive capacity                   
            ----   ¶ 6. General results as to the nature of
                           induction                                  
            ----   ---- Differential inductometer                     

Series XII. ---- ¶ 7. Conduction or conductive discharge

            ----   ¶ 8. Electrolytic discharge                        
            ----   ¶ 9. Disruptive discharge                          
            ----   ----  ---- Insulation                               
            ----   ----  ---- as spark                                
            ----   ----  ---- as brush                                
            ----   ----  ---- positive and negative                   

Series XIII. ---- ---- ---- as glow

            ----   ----  ---- dark                                    
            ----   ¶ 10. Convection; or carrying discharge            
            ----   ¶ 11. Relation of a vacuum to electrical
                            phenomena                                 
            §. 19.Nature of the electric current                   
            ----   ---- its transverse forces                         

Series XIV. §. 20.Nature of the electric force or forces

            §. 21.Relation of the electric and magnetic 
                       forces                                         
            §. 22.Note on electrical excitation