“Electricity is really just organized lightning.”

George Carlin


For thousands of years, lightning (electricity) puzzled, mystified, and terrified people. Over the past few hundred years, scientists such as Benjamin Franklin, André-Marie Ampère, Alessandro Volta, Michael Faraday, and many others pieced together an understanding of electricity and helped to unlock its secrets. Step by step, bit by bit, they built a plausible model of electricity that fit mathematical formulas and provided a real-world explanation of the phenomenon Even after they had a basic understanding of the key relationships and the fundamentals of electricity, early pioneers such as Joseph Swan, Thomas Edison, Nikola ...

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