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 Form 2 History and Government Development of Industries Online Video Lessons

The uses of electricity

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- Electricity was discovered by an English Scientist called Michael Faraday (1791-1861) in 1831 when he invented the electric Dynamo.
- His principal of electromagnetic induction was the beginning of both the dynamo and the electric motor.
- The energy used energy from coal, oil, steam or water to produce electricity.
- The use of electricity became widespread from 1900.
Uses of electricity.
(a) Lighting.
(b) Heating and cooking.
(c) Powering machines in factories.
(d) Communication. Electric signals are used in communication gadgets.
(e) Powering transport vehicles such as electric trains and electric cars.