1832 Was Another Year Of Amazing Discovery
Michael Faraday was a highly educated man who could do no wrong by this point in his career. He was even given an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree from the University of Oxford. Yet this was a year for more investigation and discovery. He completed several experiments that directly aimed at the nature of electricity.
Faraday used static, batteries, and even animal electricity. He managed to produce electrostatic attraction, electrolysis, magnetism, and much more. Due to these experiments, Faraday wrote that contrary to the scientific thought of the time, the divisions between the various “kinds” of electricity were simply an illusion.
Rather, Michael felt that it should be stated that one single form of electricity exists. The changing values of quantity and intensity would simply produce different groups. We now know of quantities and intensity as current and voltage only. This is now the accepted, consensus scientific rule.