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Faraday and Babbage

K. K. Schwarz

Abstract

The lives of Michael Faraday and Charles Babbage, with their common birth year of 1791, were closely linked by their personal friendship, scientific interests and wide circle of friends. Our ‘electrical civilization’ is synonymous with Faraday and our ‘computer age’ has much praise for Babbage. However, little has been written about their common history; this article is a belated contribution to their bicentenary.

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