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Electrical Papers

Electrical Papers

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Technology

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108028561

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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, duplex telegraphy, microphones and electromagnets.

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    Product details

    • 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).

  • Author

    Oliver Heaviside

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