Physics pp 832-848 | Cite as

Chemical Effects of Current

  • J. S. Marshall
  • E. R. Pounder
  • R. W. Stewart
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Abstract

Electrostatic and magnetostatic phenomena have been familiar to men since antiquity, though until recent times they have been matters of complete mystery. Knowledge of electrical current is relatively new because naturally occurring currents are usually either too small to detect or too rapid (as in lightning flashes) to study. Investigation of currents had to await the invention of batteries, the first continuous sources of electric current.

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© The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. S. Marshall
    • 1
  • E. R. Pounder
    • 1
  • R. W. Stewart
    • 2
  1. 1.McGill UniversityCanada
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaCanada

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