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Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) was a scientific maverick and a self-taught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. He patented the co-axial cable, pioneered the use of complex numbers for circuit analysis, and reworked Maxwell's field equations into a more concise format. In 1891 the Royal Society made him a Fellow for his mathematical descriptions of electromagnetic phenomena. Along with Arthur Kennelly, he also predicted the existence of the ionosphere. Often dismissed by his contemporaries, his work achieved wider recognition when he received the inaugural Faraday Medal in 1922. First published between 1893 and 1912, these three volumes bring together Heaviside's contributions to electromagnetic theory. They include his first description of vector analysis and the reworking of Maxwell's field equations into the form we know today. He also compares the propagation of electromagnetic waves with physical analogues, and argues that physical problems (such as the age of the Earth) drive mathematical ideas.
Synopsis
Volume: 2 Publisher: London, The Electrician printing and publishing company, limited Publication date: 1894 Subjects: Electromagnetic theory Vector analysis Electric waves Earth -- Age Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.
Synopsis
Published separately in 1893, 1899 and 1912, these three volumes bring together Oliver Heaviside's extraordinary contributions to electromagnetic theory.
Synopsis
Oliver Heaviside FRS (1850-1925) was a brilliant self-taught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. Published in 1899, this is the second of three volumes covering his electromagnetic theory. Here, he argues that physical problems drive mathematical ideas, and goes on to compare the propagation of electromagnetic waves with physical analogues.
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Outline of the electromagnetic connections; 3. The elements of vectorial algebra and analysis; 4. Theory of plane electromagnetic waves; Appendix. Volume 2: Preface; 5. Mathematics and the age of the earth; 6. Pure diffusion of electric displacement; 7. Electromagnetic waves and generalised differentiation; 8. Generalised differentiation and divergent series; Appendix. Volume 3: 9. Waves from moving sources; 10. Waves in the ether.