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Energy and the Environment

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  1. Introduction
  2. Transport Fuels
    5 Topics
  3. Energy Sources: Fossil Fuels
    8 Topics
  4. Energy Sources: Renewables
    10 Topics
  5. Electricity
    10 Topics
  6. Energy Sources: Nuclear
    6 Topics
  7. Demand Response
    6 Topics
  8. Energy/Emissions Policy
    15 Topics
  9. Energy Economics
    2 Topics
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    1 Quiz
Lesson 5, Topic 3
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Creating Electricity

Abdulaziz July 16, 2020
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  • Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
    • discovered electromagnetic induction
    • Faraday: unit of capacitance
Faraday Michael Christmas lecture detail
  • James Maxwell (1831-1879)
    • translated Faradays theories into mathematical expressions
    • Maxwell: unit of magnetic flux
Maxwell’s celebrated equations as depicted on the James Clerk Maxwell Statue in Edinburgh
  • 1879 Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb which together with other inventions set off the 2nd Industrial Revolution
Thomas Edison

The War of the Currents (1880s /1890s)

  • series of events surrounding the introduction of competing electric power transmission systems
    • AC (Nikola Tesla | (Westinghouse)
    • DC ( Edison | General Electric)

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