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Benjamin Franklin"s Experiments

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin"s Experiments

a new edition of Franklin"s Experiments and observations on electricity.

by Benjamin Franklin

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electricity -- Early works to 1850,
  • Electricity -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEdited, with a critical and historical introduction, by I. Bernard Cohen.
    ContributionsCohen, I. Bernard, 1914- ed.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC516 .F85 1941
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxviii, 453 p.
    Number of Pages453
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL182760M
    LC Control Numbera 41004483
    OCLC/WorldCa535858

      Today Charlie the Scientist Puppet interviews Ben Franklin, and we hear the real story. We learn all about this funny experiment involving electricity and a key and a kite.   Benjamin Franklin was a printer, politician, diplomat and journalist. But, despite only two years of schooling, he was also an ingenious scientist. Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dudley Herschbach.

    Benjamin Franklin's autobiography is perfect except for one thing, its only half finished!Franklin was prevented from completing it, by becoming involved in the American going as a diplomat to Paris, to get French in Boston in , to Josiah Franklin and his wife Abiah/5. Book "Experiments and Observations on Electricity" by Benjamin Franklin, In April the Royal Society published Benjamin Franklin's book, "Experiments and Observations on Electricity: Made in Philadelphia in America." A collection of letters to London's Peter Collinson, it described Franklin's ideas about the nature of electricity and how electrical devices worked, and new experiments.

      The True Story Behind Ben Franklin's Lightning Experiment. In elementary school, most of us were taught that Benjamin Franklin discovered electricity by . The kite experiment is a scientific experiment in which a kite with a pointed, conductive wire attached to its apex is flown near thunder clouds to collect electricity from the air and conduct it down the wet kite string to the ground. It was proposed and may have been conducted by Benjamin Franklin with the assistance of his son William experiment's purpose was to uncover the.


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17, in Boston and died on Ap in Philadelphia). Franklin discovered positive and negative electric charges by conducting experiments with electricity using the Leyden Jar.

He proved his theory by performing his kite experiment during a storm. When the stormed passed over his kite the negative charges passed into his kite, to the key and to the Leyden jar.

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In this famous treatise on electricity, Franklin outlined experiments which proved that lightning is an electrical phenomenon and deduced.

For a final experiment with Leyden jars, Franklin asked whether the charge on the jar was influenced by shape. This was not so absurd as it may seem. Franklin's first discovery, remember, had been that the shape of conductors had an effect on their ability to discharge an electrified body.

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Benjamin Franklin was born on Januin colonial Boston. His father, Josiah Franklin (), a native of England, was a candle and soap maker who married twice and had 17. Benjamin started his first of many electrical experiments.

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