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Electrical Papers

Electrical Papers

Volume 2


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W. H. Preece
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  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108028578

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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. Combining articles on the electromagnetic wave surface and electromagnetic induction with notes on nomenclature and the self-induction of wires, Volume 2 serves as an excellent source for both electrical engineers and historians of science.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108028578
    • length: 610 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 34 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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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    Oliver Heaviside


    W. H. Preece

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