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Never stop and say, “What would we do without this electricity? “Have you ever thought? I’m sure this question has been on our minds for once, lying in our bed in the dark while staring at the empty ceiling, or has been the subject of our conversations with friends; each time this chatedollarser ended by saying “Good luck electricity!” As a matter of fact, we are so dependent on electricity, which is present in every corner of life, as all humanity that we can react as if all life has stopped at the slightest power cut.

Well, do you know who invented electricity, which has become as basic a need as food and water since it was discovered? No? So, let’s go on a journey together in the long history of electricity.

Not a man-made invention, but a natural force

First of all, let’s be clear about this – no one invented electricity; because the electricity a self-existent force in nature. Of course, this wonderful natural power had to be discovered and understood how to use it. If we come to who the discoverer of electricity is; in most places Benjamin Franklin

Although the name of is mentioned, we can say that this subject is somewhat dubious and open to discussion, since Franklin’s experiments only covered the relationship between lightning and electricity.

The man who chose the best (!) day to fly a kite: Benjamin Franklin

Known to many of us as over $100 Benjamin Franklin had an intelligence far ahead of his time. Between them your bifocal glasses, the name behind many inventions, Franklin’s interest shifted to electrical science when the date showed the 1700s. Up to this point, scientists have only static electricity knew and experimented on it; But Benjamin Franklin was about to take things one step—a pretty big step forward.

According to Franklin’s idea, electricity positive and negative elemendollar series and electricity was flowing between these elemendollarser. Franklin also lightning

He believed that was also a product of this electric flow we were talking about. By 1752 Franklin famous kite experiment has been implemented. To prove that lightning is also a form of electricity, he put a metal key on the string of a kite and flew it on a stormy day. Just as he had predicted, the electricity in the storm clouds reached Franklin, first through the kite and then through the rope, and told him literally ‘ shock of your life. Frankly, Franklin does not deserve a special congratulations for surviving this experiment.

Most of you may have heard this part of the story before, but what about before? Was Benjamin Franklin the first to discover electricity?

To obtain battery from pottery and static electricity from resin: electricity 2000 years ago

The real truth behind the discovery of electricity is a little more complicated than a man flying a kite. When you say mixed, you mean us in history 2000 years we’re talking about a mess that will take you back.

Scientists, people living in ancient times discovered very strong evidence that he might have conducted experiments on electricity. in 1936 in copper sheets, tin alloy and iron bar found a clay pot discovery; of the first batteries 2000 years ago Romans. Similar devices were also found at an archaeological site near Baghdad, which Persians also means that he may have used early battery forms like the Romans.

“Well, they invented batteries, but what did they do with these batteries? “I can hear you asking. People of that time used these pottery-batteries like vinegar. with an acidic solution may have used it to create electric current by filling it; but no one has a definite idea what this device is used for. That still doesn’t change the fact that people may have learned about electricity well before Benjamin Franklin.

In addition, in the 600s BC, Ancient Greeks’, by rubbing amber, a fossilized tree resin, onto fur There is the fact that they elicit the reaction known as ‘static electricity’. It seems that the Ancient Greeks were also experimenting with electricity whenever they had time to ponder on philosophical issues!

From ‘Electricus’ to ‘Electricity’: Who was the first person to use the concept of electricity?

If we move forward in time and come to the year 1600, this time we come across another name who is interested in electricity: William Gilbert.

Gilbert, a British physicist; a Latin word to describe the power produced by the friction of certain substances “electricus”

By using , he laid the foundations of the science that studies electricity and magnetism.

A few years later, another British scientist influenced by the work of William Gilbert. Thomas Browne, wrote more detailed books on the same topic, and also for his research on Gilbert’s work. “electricity”, that is, he used the word electricity. Thus, these two scientists wrote their names in history with golden letters as the first people to use the concept of electricity.

The person who made the first electricity transmission: Alessandro Volta

After this point comes Benjamin Franklin in 1752, which we have already mentioned. So let’s go a little further.

Next up is the Italian physicist you’ve probably heard of. Alessandro Volta exists. Volta discovered that electricity can be created as a result of some chemical reactions, and when the calendar leaves 1800, he was the first battery to produce a continuous electric current. voltaic battery, he earned the title of being the first to create a steady flow of electric charge.

In addition, Volta created the first electrical conduction by connecting positively and negatively charged connectors and passing an electrical charge, also known as voltage, through them.

Faraday, Edison, Swan and Tesla: The four idols of electricity

Michael Faraday, which removes the problem of generating electric current forever electric ammo, electricity became available for use in technology in 1831. Faraday’s invention, which we can call quite crude, used a magnet, which, by moving it inside a coil of copper wire, created a small current flowing through the wire, and around 1978 it was sold separately in their respective countries. incandescent light bulb American who invented Thomas Edison and British scientist Joseph Swan has opened the door for. In fact, these two men were not the first to invent the light bulb; however, the filament light bulb they created was the first practical light bulb that could burn saadollarsr without going out.

Swan and Edison later joined forces to form a joint company to produce the first practical filament lamp, and Edison, direct current system

He used (DC) to turn on New York’s first streetlights in September of 1882, and the city streets have never been dark since.

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, a name we are all familiar with, the Serbian engineer and inventor that we can call the Gandalf of electricity. Nikola Tesla made important contributions to the birth of commercial electricity. Working with Edison for a while, Tesla later electromagnetism has made groundbreaking developments in its field. Tesla also Alternating current (AC), AC motors and polyphase distribution system

He is also famous for his work on .

Evolution of electricity to the present

Later, an American inventor and industrialist, George Westinghouse bought and developed Tesla’s patented motor that produces alternating current, and thanks to the work of Tesla and other scientists, the American people believed that the future of electricity on DC not AC.

Scottish inventor, whose names we will all remember from physics lessons in high school, helped electricity become what we know today. James Watts, French mathematician Andre Ampere and German mathematician and physicist Georg Ohm

The contributions of are also quite high.

Long story short, it’s not right to associate the discovery of electricity with just one person. While humanity has been aware of the existence of electricity for centuries, there are many great minds involved in its commercial and physical development. Frankly, we don’t even want to think about what would happen if electricity, which has become an indispensable part of us since its first adaptation to daily life, suddenly disappeared. Seriously, what would it be? You can reach our story series “If the Lights Go Out”, which takes place in a world where electricity suddenly disappears, by clicking here.


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