JAMES WATT: Essay Topics

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JAMES WATT James Watt was born on January 19,1736, at Greenock and at this time, no one would have even imagined his effect on the Industrial Revolution that was to occur within that cen­tury. When James was fifteen he had read books about and become accustomed to Philosophy (similar to modem phys­ics). He had also completed many of his own chemical ex­periments and even started produce and constructs his own products such as a small electronic device that startled his companions. He soon became interested in astronomy and often spent long hours at night, lying in a grove near his home studying the night sky. He also enjoyed angling as his hobby and completed odd jobs to become known as a jack-of-all-trade sold and mended spectacles, fixed fiddles and constructed fishing rods and tackle. Watt met his first loss in 1753 when his mother unsuspectedly died. It was at this point that Watt decided to pursue his career and try and qualify himself to become a mathematical instrument maker. After James spoke to Professor Muirhead at the Glasgow University, he was introduced to several scientists who at the time encouraged him later to travel to London to further himself in instrument making. In 1755 he set out on horseback...
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