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Milestones:Book “Experiments and Observations on Electricity” by Benjamin Franklin, 1751
Abstract In April 1751 the Royal Society published
In April 1751 the Royal Society published Benjamin Franklin's book, "Experiments and Observations on Electricity: Made in Philadelphia in America." A collection of letters to London's Peter Collinson, it described Franklin's ideas about the nature of electricity and how electrical devices worked, and new experiments to investigate lightning. This book led to a better understanding of charges, stimulated Franklin's work on lightning rods, and made him an internationally known figure.
made him an internationally known figure.  +
Date Dedicated August 7, 2009  +
Dedication 87  +
Description American Philosophical Society Library, Ph
American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia, PA. In April 1751 the Royal Society published Benjamin Franklin's book, "Experiments and Observations on Electricity: Made in Philadelphia in America." A collection of letters to London's Peter Collinson, it described Franklin's ideas about the nature of electricity and how electrical devices worked, and new experiments to investigate lightning.
new experiments to investigate lightning.  +
IEEE section Philadelphia  +
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.  +
Marker location American Philosophical Society Library, Philadelphia, PA.  +
Region number 2  +
Special citation false  +
StartYear 1751  +
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