Electricity - BBC Documentary (YouTube)

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by Sparky49, May 6, 2014.

  1. Sparky49

    Thread Starter Well-Known Member

    Jul 16, 2011
    Hi all,

    How come you find the coolest things whilst revising, but as soon as exams are over there's nothing left to do? :D

    I thought I would share a three part documentary by the BBC I found today. It covers the history of the most significant developments of electricity. From simple rotating glass spheres from Newton's days, to the development of semiconductors, each program is an hour long.

    And they contain some really interesting revelations. As an example, I never knew a Professor Lodge proved Maxwell's equations true first, but lost out as Hertz published his findings whilst Lodge was on holiday. Also evident, is Marconi's ruthlessness, much like Edison.

    First part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bQYsJP2R3Y
    Second part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPV6vPgjaFs
    Third part: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPnS2WO2_0k

    This really is a great documentary, a big recommendation.


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