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A Handbook of Wireless Telegraphy

A Handbook of Wireless Telegraphy
Its Theory and Practice, for the Use of Electrical Engineers, Students, and Operators

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  • Date Published: May 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108026888

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About the Authors
  • James Erskine-Murray (1868–1927) was a Scots expert in wireless technology who studied under Lord Kelvin for six years at Glasgow University before arriving at Trinity College, Cambridge as a research student. He eventually became a telegraphy consultant and published this work in 1907. Its aim was to inform engineers, students, and radio operators about many aspects of a rapidly changing technology. The book covers recent developments of the time, and a whole chapter is dedicated to the issue of transmission. Erskine-Murray also provided a chapter of tables containing data which he calculated himself and which had not appeared in print before. The work stands as a classic in the field of early engineering texts, and offers contemporary students and radio enthusiasts a useful guide to early wireless technology.

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    • Date Published: May 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108026888
    • length: 346 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 132 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Adaptations of the electric current to telegraphy
    2. Earlier attempts at wireless telegraphy
    3. Apparatus used in the production of high frequency currents
    4. Detection of short-lived currents of high frequency by means of imperfect electrical contacts
    5. Detection of oscillatory currents of high frequency by their effects on magnetised iron
    6. Thermometric detectors of oscillatory currents of high frequency
    7. Electrolytic detectors
    8. The Marconi system
    9. The Lodge-Muirhead system
    10. The Fessenden system
    11. The Hozier-Brown system
    12. Wireless telegraphy in Alaska
    13. The De Forest system – the Poulsen system
    14. The Telefunken system
    15. Directed systems
    16. Some points in the theory of jigs and jiggers
    17. On theories of transmission
    18. World-wave telegraphy
    19. Adjustment, electrical measurements, and fault testing
    20. On the calculation of a syntonic wireless telegraph station
    21. Tables and notes

  • Author

    James Erskine-Murray

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