Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1
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Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1

By Michael Faraday
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  • The Project Gutenberg eBook, Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1, by Michael Faraday
  • E-text prepared by Paul Murray, Richard Prairie, and the Project Gutenberg Online Distributed Proofreading Team from images generously made available by the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF/Gallica) at http://gallica.bnf.fr.
  • Experimental Researches In Electricity.
  • Preface.
  • Contents
  • Experimental Researches In Electricity.
  • First Series.
    • § 1. Induction of Electric Currents.
    • § 2. Evolution of Electricity from Magnetism.
    • § 3. New Electrical State or Condition of Matter.6
    • § 4. Explication of Arago's Magnetic Phenomena.
  • Second Series.
  • The Bakerian Lecture.
    • § 5. Terrestrial Magneto-electric Induction.
    • § 6. General remarks and illustrations of the Force and Direction of Magneto-electric Induction.
  • Third Series.
    • § 7. Identity of Electricities derived from different sources.
      • I. Voltaic Electricity.
      • II. Ordinary Electricity.
      • III. Magneto-Electricity.
      • IV. Thermo-Electricity.
      • V. Animal Electricity.
    • I. Voltaic Electricity.
    • II. Ordinary Electricity.
    • III. Magneto-Electricity.
    • IV. Thermo-Electricity.
    • V. Animal Electricity.
    • § 8. Relation by Measure of common and voltaic Electricity.65
  • Fourth Series.
    • § 9. On a new Law of Electric Conduction.71
    • § 10. On Conducting Power generally.75
  • Fifth Series.
    • § 11. On Electro-chemical Decomposition.82
      • ¶ i. New conditions of Electro-chemical Decomposition.
      • ¶ ii. Influence of Water in Electro-chemical Decomposition.
      • ¶ iii. Theory of Electro-chemical Decomposition.
    • ¶ i. New conditions of Electro-chemical Decomposition.
    • ¶ ii. Influence of Water in Electro-chemical Decomposition.
    • ¶ iii. Theory of Electro-chemical Decomposition.
  • Sixth Series.
  • Seventh Series.
    • Preliminary.
      • ¶ iv. On some general conditions of Electro-chemical Decomposition.
      • ¶ v. On a new measure of Volta-electricity.
      • ¶ vi. On the primary or secondary character of the bodies evolved at the Electrodes.
      • ¶ vii. On the definite nature and extent of Electro-chemical Decomposition.
    • ¶ iv. On some general conditions of Electro-chemical Decomposition.
    • ¶ v. On a new measure of Volta-electricity.
    • ¶ vi. On the primary or secondary character of the bodies evolved at the Electrodes.
    • ¶ vii. On the definite nature and extent of Electro-chemical Decomposition.
    • § 13. On the absolute quantity of Electricity associated with the particles or atoms of Matter.
  • Eighth Series.
    • §14. On the Electricity of the Voltaic Pile; its source, quantity, intensity, and general characters.
      • ¶ i. On simple Voltaic Circles.
      • ¶ ii. On the Intensity necessary for Electrolyzation.
      • ¶ iii. On associated Voltaic Circles, or the Voltaic Battery.
      • ¶ iv. On the Resistance of an Electrolyte to Electrolytic Action, and on Interpositions.
      • ¶ v. General Remarks on the active Voltaic Battery.
    • ¶ i. On simple Voltaic Circles.
    • ¶ ii. On the Intensity necessary for Electrolyzation.
    • ¶ iii. On associated Voltaic Circles, or the Voltaic Battery.
    • ¶ iv. On the Resistance of an Electrolyte to Electrolytic Action, and on Interpositions.
    • ¶ v. General Remarks on the active Voltaic Battery.
  • Ninth Series.
    • § 15. On the influence by induction of an Electric Current on itself:—and on the inductive action of Electric Currents generally.
  • Tenth Series.
    • § 16. On an improved form of the Voltaic Battery.
    • § 17. Some practical results respecting the construction and use of the Voltaic Battery (1034. &c.).
  • Eleventh Series.
    • ¶ i. Induction an action of contiguous particles.
    • ¶ ii. On the absolute charge of matter.
    • ¶ iii. Electrometer and inductive apparatus employed.
    • ¶ iv. Induction in curved lines.
    • ¶ v. On specific induction, or specific inductive capacity.
    • ¶ vi. General results as to induction.
    • Supplementary Note to Experimental Researches in Electricity.—Eleventh Series.
  • Twelfth Series.
    • ¶ vii. Conduction, or conductive discharge.
    • ¶ viii. Electrolytic discharge.
    • ¶ ix. Disruptive discharge and insulation.
    • The electric spark or flash.
    • The electrical brush.
    • Difference of discharge at the positive and negative conducting surfaces.
  • Thirteenth Series.
    • ¶ ix. Disruptive discharge (continued).
    • Glow discharge.
    • Dark discharge.
    • ¶ x. Convection, or carrying discharge.
    • ¶ xi. Relation of a vacuum to electrical phenomena.
  • § 19. Nature of the electric current.
  • Fourteenth Series.
    • § 20. Nature of the electric force or forces.
    • § 21. Relation of the electric and magnetic forces.
    • § 22. Note on electrical excitation.
  • Index.
  • Notes
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