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Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry

Joseph Henry was an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Joseph was an American scientist who invented electromagnets. He was the secretary for the National Institute for the Promotion of Science, a precursor of the Smithsonian Institution. He was highly regarded during his lifetime. While building electromagnets, Henry discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance. He also discovered mutual inductance independently of Michael Faraday, though Faraday was the first to make the discovery and publish his results. Henry developed the electromagnet into a practical device. He invented a precursor to the electric doorbell and ele ... more on Wikipedia

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