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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 thanks to whom electrical engineering appeared, as well as people who contributed to its formation and development.

Discoveries and inventions

The 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 opening of Galvani and "closes" it

From the history of metallic electricity discovered by Volta

Volt pole - the first current source

Detection and study of the effects of electric current. "Huge best battery" V.V. Petrova

Discovery of thermal current

Magnetic action of current. Oersted's Experience

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

The first studies of the resistance of conductors

Ohm's law. Georg Simon Om

The story of how George Simon Om discovered Ohm's law

The 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

The invention of the galvanometer

The history of the first batteries

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

Maxwell's electromagnetic theory

The outgoing century of 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 Research" by Michael Faraday

Chronology. Historical Reviews

The history of electrical engineering in dates. 1600 - 1850

The main stages of the development of electrical engineering

Electrochemical current sources

Formation of the theory of electrical circuits and electromagnetism

Battery History

Wires, cables and electrical insulation in the recent past

The beginning of electrical engineering and electrometry

Electric meter history

The development of AC technology

Electrification based on a three-phase current system

History of Instrumentation

The origin of electrical technology

The formation and development of electrometallurgy

The impact 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 technological 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 in the electrification of Russia

The development of the electric power industry in Russia 1917-1940  

History of electrical machines and electric drives

The history of the development of electrical machines and transformers

Steam Technology Crisis

The revolutionary role of an electric motor in a machine system

The emergence and initial period of development of electric machines

The first designs of DC motors

The history of the development of machine engines. Development of industrial electric drive

The first alternators

Transformer History

The beginning of the study of processes in electric machines

History of Electric Lighting

The beginning of the development of electric lighting

The trial of the light bulb

Electric lighting stimulates the birth of practical electrical engineering

Power Generation and Transmission

Development of DC power plants

Electricity is becoming a commodity. First power plants

The problem of transmitting electric energy to a distance

The first attempts to transmit electricity to 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 centuries

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

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

“... both science and technology are undoubtedly moving forward, we can’t see the end of this movement, it’s even impossible to imagine more or less definitely what the character of that electric age that humanity expects, but which may be, will not begin with the twentieth century already close. ” The magazine "Electricity", 1899, No. 1

The first electric meters. 1896, 1901

First breakers

Who is who. Scientists and inventors. People and Fates

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 electromagnetic telegraph

Left in the shade. The first female electrician

Michael Faraday | Charles Auguste Pendant | Wilhelm Edward Weber

James Clerk Maxwell | Werner von Siemens | Heinrich Hertz

Gendrick Lorenz

Charles Proteus Steinmets - developer of the basics of the symbolic method for calculating AC circuits

Boris Semenovich Jacobi | Boris Semenovich Jacobi (from the book of S.I. Vavilov 1948)

Alexander Nikolaevich Lodygin - inventor of incandescent lamps

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 - an alternative to an 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 industry in DjVu format

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