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Electrical Papers

Electrical Papers
2 Volume Set


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W. H. Preece
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  • Date Published: March 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108028585

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  • A self-taught authority on electromagnetic theory, telegraphy and telephony, Oliver Heaviside (1850–1925) dedicated his adult life to the improvement of electrical technologies. Inspired by James Clerk Maxwell's field theory, he spent the 1880s presenting his ideas as a regular contributor to the weekly journal, The Electrician. The publication of Electrical Papers, a year after his election to the Royal Society in 1891, established his fame beyond the scientific community. An eccentric figure with an impish sense of humour, Heaviside's accessible style enabled him to educate an entire generation in the importance and application of electricity. In so doing he helped to establish that very British phenomenon, the garden-shed inventor. Illustrated with practical examples, the subjects covered in Volume 1 include voltaic constants, microphones and electromagnets, and Volume 2 includes notes on nomenclature and the self-induction of wires. The book is an excellent source for historians of science.

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108028585
    • dimensions: 217 x 141 x 72 mm
    • weight: 1.62kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Comparing electromotive forces
    2. Voltaic constants
    3. On the best arrangement of Wheatstone's bridge for measuring a given resistance with a given galvanometer and battery
    4. Sensitiveness of Wheatstone's bridge
    5. On an advantageous method of using the differential galvanometer for measuring small resistances
    6. On the differential galvanometer
    7. On duplex telegraphy (part 1)
    8. On duplex telegraphy (part 2)
    9. Notes on Mr. Edison's electrical problem
    10. On the resistance of galvanometers
    11. On a test for telegraph lines
    12. On the electrostatic capacity of suspended wires
    13. On telegraphic signalling with condensers
    14. On the extra current
    15. On the speed of signalling through heterogeneous telegraph circuits
    16. On the theory of faults in cables
    17. On electromagnets, etc.
    18. Magneto electric current generators
    19. On induction between parallel wires
    20. Contributions to the theory of the propagation of current in wires
    21. Dimensions of a magnetic pole
    22. Theory of microphone and resistance of carbon contacts
    23. The earth as a return conductor
    24. The relations between magnetic force and electric current
    25. The energy of the electric current
    26. Some electrostatic and magnetic relations
    27. The energy of the electric current
    28. The induction of currents in cores
    29. Remarks on the Volta force, etc.
    30. Electromagnetic induction and its propagation (part 1). Volume 2:
    31. On the electromagnetic wave-surface
    32. Notes on nomenclature
    33. Notes on the self-induction of wires
    34. On the use of the bridge as an induction balance
    35. Electromagnetic induction and its propagation (part 2)
    36. Some notes on the theory of the telephone, and on hysteresis
    37. Electrostatic capacity of overground wires
    38. On the self-induction of wires W. H. Preece
    39. Notes on nomenclature
    40. On the self-induction of wires
    41. On telegraph and telephone circuits
    42. On resistance and conductance operators, and their derivatives, inductance and permittance, especially in connection with electric and magnetic energy
    43. On electromagnetic waves, especially in relation to the vorticity of the impressed forces
    and the forced vibrations of electromagnetic systems
    44. The general solution of Maxwell's electromagnetic equations in a homogeneous isotropic medium, especially in regard to the derivation of special solutions, and the formulae for plane waves
    45. Lightning discharges, etc.
    46. Practice versus theory. Electromagnetic waves
    47. Electromagnetic waves, the propagation of potential, and the electromagnetic effects of a moving charge
    48. The mutual action of a pair of rational current-elements
    49. The inductance of unclosed conductive circuits
    50. On the electromagnetic effects due to the motion of electrification through a dielectric
    51. Deflection of an electromagnetic wave by motion of the medium
    52. On the forces, stresses, and fluxes of energy in the electromagnetic field
    53. The position of 4Π in electromagnetic units

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    W. H. Preece

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