English physicist and chemist, who discovered electro- magnetic induction in 1831. He found that moving a magnet through a coil of copper wire caused an electric current to flow in the wire. The electric generator and the electric motor are based on this principle.
Faraday's work in electrochemistry led him to discover a mathematical relationship
between electricity and the combining power of a chemical element which he expressed
in Farady's Law, the basic law of electrolysis.
From the University of St. Andrews, Scotland