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History of electrical engineering

Thomas Edison Essays and articles on the history of electrical engineering.

Discoveries and inventions. Chronology. Historical reviews.

This material is about people through whom electrical engineering has appeared, as well as people who have contributed to its formation and development.

Discoveries and inventions

Electrostatic machine opens up new properties of electricity

The invention of the Leyden jar - a new page in the annals of electricity

Luigi Galvani and the birth of electrobiology

Volta checks the discovery of Galvani and "closes" it

From the history of "metallic" electricity, open Volta

Volt pole - the first current source

Detection and study of the action of electric current. “A huge battery” by V.V. Petrov

Discovery of the thermal action of the current

Magnetic effect of current. Experience Oersted

The interaction of electric current and magnet. Development of the fundamentals of electrodynamics

First conductor resistance studies

Ohm's law. Georg Simon Om

The story of how Georg Simon Ohm discovered Ohm's law

Discovery of the law of electromagnetic induction

William Sturgeon and the world's first electromagnet

Joseph Henry Electromagnets

How Faraday created the theory of dielectric polarization

Invention galvanometer

The history of the first batteries

Great theorists and great practitioners, or the story of how the radio was created

Maxwell's Electromagnetic Theory

Outgoing century three phase

Static electricity

The history of the discovery of the thermoelectric effect

Discovery of Electrons by Joseph John Thomson

Discovery of superconductivity

Great books

"Experimental Studies" by Michael Faraday

Chronology. Historical Reviews

History of electrical engineering in dates. 1600 - 1850

The main stages of the development of electrical engineering

Electrochemical power sources

Formation of the foundations of the theory of electrical circuits and electromagnetism

The history of the battery

Wires, cables and electrical insulation in the recent past

Beginning of electrical instrumentation and electrometry

Electric meter history

AC technology development

Electrification based on three-phase current system

The history of instrument making

The birth of electrical technology

The formation and development of electrometallurgy

Effect of electricity on construction equipment

History of electrification of railways. Part 1

History of electrification of railways. Part 2

The history of the development of electrochemical methods for producing chlorine and caustic soda. Part 1

The history of the development of electrochemical methods for producing chlorine and caustic soda. Part 2

Scientific and technical progress of the late 19th - early 20th century

The development of the theory of electrical circuits from the end of the nineteenth century

Stages of development of electric vehicles and their design

From the history of electrical safety

The first steps of the electrification of Russia

Development of the electric power industry in Russia in 1917-1940.  

History of electric cars and electric drive

The history of the development of electrical machines and transformers

Steam technology crisis

The revolutionary role of the electric motor in the machine system

The emergence and initial period of development of electric cars

The first designs of DC motors

The history of the development of engine-engines. The development of industrial electric drive

First alternators

Transformer history

Beginning of the study of processes in electric cars

Electric lighting history

The beginning of the development of electric lighting

Trial of a light bulb

Electric lighting stimulates the birth of practical electrical engineering

Production and transmission of electricity

Development of DC power plants

Electricity becomes a commodity. First power plants

The problem of transmission of electric energy over a distance

The first attempts to transmit electricity over a distance

The first three-phase power line solves a multi-year dispute: direct or alternating current?

The history of the development of the main high-voltage equipment. Part 1

The history of the development of the main high-voltage equipment. Part 2

The concentration of electricity production in the late XIX - early XX century

History of the use of overhead lines with self-supporting insulated wires

According to the materials of the magazine "Electricity" of the turn of the XIX-XX centuries.

"... both science and technology are definitely moving forward, we see no end to this movement, it is not even possible to imagine, more or less definitely, what will be the character of that electric age that is awaiting humanity, but which may be It will not start with a close twentieth century. ” The magazine "Electricity", 1899, №1

The first electric meters. 1896, 1901

First switches

Who is who. Scientists and inventors. People and destinies

Nikola Tesla

William Hilbert and the Beginning of Experimental Studies of Electricity and Magnetism

Who are you, Baron Schilling? To the biography of the inventor of the electromagnetic telegraph

Remained in the shadows. The first woman electrician

Michael Faraday | Charles Auguste Pendant | Wilhelm Edward Weber

James Clerk Maxwell | Werner von Siemens | Heinrich hertz

Hendrik Lorenz

Charles Proteus Steinmetz - Developer of the Basics of the Symbolic Method for Calculating AC Circuits

Boris Semenovich Jacobi | Boris Semenovich Jacobi (from the book by SI Vavilov, 1948)

Alexander Nikolaevich Lodygin - inventor of the incandescent lamp

P. N. Yablochkov - the glory and pride of Russian electrical engineering

Inventions of Pavel Nikolaevich Yablochkov

How Pavel Yablochkov tried to apply his inventions in Russia

Mikhail Osipovich Dolivo-Dobrovolsky

Nikola Tesla. Digest of articles


Electric cars are an alternative to the internal combustion engine

The use of ultraviolet rays. "Black light" in science and industry

Electronic books on the history of electrical engineering and electric power in the DjVu format

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