Electricity for Boys
Electricity, like every science, presents two phases to the student, one belonging to a theoretical knowledge, and the other which pertains to the practical application of that knowledge. The boy is directly interested in the practical use which he can make of this wonderful phenomenon in nature.
With sections on such riveting topics as how to detect and measure electricity, volts, the telegraph, batteries, and much more- this book is perfect for the child who loves to tinker!
It would be a dry, dull and uninteresting thing to tell a boy that electricity can be generated by riveting together two pieces of dissimilar metals, and applying heat to the juncture. But put into his hands the metals, and set him to perform the actual work of riveting the metals together, then wiring up the ends of the metals, heating them, and, with a galvanometer, watching for results, it will at once make him see something in the experiment which never occurred when the abstract theory was propounded.
With 120+ illustrations and practical applications to every concept, this could serve as a basic course in electricity if used along with some basic electric wiring.
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