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, duplex telegraphy, microphones and electromagnets.
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- Date Published: June 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108028561
- length: 586 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 33 mm
- weight: 0.74kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
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).
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