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Benjamin Franklin on Electricity

  1. Jun 3, 2009 #1


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    After posting just now in another forum about how our assignment of positive and negative charge goes back to Benjamin Franklin, I looked to see if his "Experiments and Observations on Electricity" (published in London in 1751) was available anywhere. About 25 years ago, I had a lot of fun reading an annotated reprint of it that I found in a library, and even quoted bits of it in some of my classes.

    Amazingly, it appears to be out of print in paper form. I did find the following:

    An online copy of the original edition, at the Rare Book Room.

    http://www.octavo.com/editions/frkelc/ [Broken].

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