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Heaviside, Oliver 1850-1925

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Works: 130 works in 418 publications in 5 languages and 5,978 library holdings
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Electromagnetic theory. Including an account of Heaviside's unpublished notes for a fourth volume by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic theory. Complete and unabridged ed. of v.1, no. 2, and v.3 by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

3 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electrical papers by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

54 editions published between 1892 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Electrical papers by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

8 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

11 editions published in 1925 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

57 editions published between 1893 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

36 editions published between 1893 and 2017 in English and French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Heaviside FRS (1850-1925) was a scientific maverick and a gifted self-taught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. He patented the co-axial cable, pioneered the use of complex numbers for circuit analysis, and reworked Maxwell's field equations into the more concise format we use today. In 1891 the Royal Society made him a Fellow for his mathematical descriptions of electromagnetic phenomena. Along with Arthur Kennelly, he also predicted the existence of the ionosphere. Often dismissed by his contemporaries, his work achieved wider recognition when he received the inaugural Faraday Medal in 1922. Published in 1899, the second of three volumes of Heaviside's collected work argues that physical problems (such as the age of the Earth) drive mathematical ideas, and then goes on to compare the propagation of electromagnetic waves with physical analogues
Electrical papers by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electrical papers by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

2 editions published in 1894 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Heaviside centenary volume by Institution of Electrical Engineers( Book )

5 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Heaviside : maverick mastermind of electricity by Basil Mahon( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) was one of the great pioneers of electrical science. His ideas led to huge advances in communications and now form much of the bedrock of electrical engineering every textbook and every college course bears his stamp. Despite having little formal education he created the mathematical tools that were to prove essential to the proper understanding and use of electricity. At first his ideas were thought to be outrageous and he had to battle long and hard against ignorance, prejudice and vested interests to get them accepted. Yet they are now so much a part of everyday electrical science that they are simply taken for granted and our great debt to him is rarely acknowledged. Caring nothing for social or mathematical conventions, he lived a fiercely independent life, much of the time close to poverty. His writings reveal a personality like no other and are laced with wickedly irreverent humour; he is by far the funniest author of scientific papers. Basil Mahon combines an account of Heaviside's life with an insight into his scientific thinking and the reasons for its enduring influence
Heaviside's operational calculus made easy by Thomas Henry Turney( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 1950 in French and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heaviside's operational calculus as applied to engineering and physics by Ernst Julius Berg( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From obscurity to enigma : the work of Oliver Heaviside, 1872-1889 by Ido Yavetz( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oliver Heaviside's electromagnetic investigations - from the publication of his first electrical paper in 1972 to the public recognition awarded to him by Lord Kelvin in 1889 - have consistently attracted attention over the years, and of late have become a major source for the study of the development of field theory after Maxwell. "From Obscurity to Enigma" is the only comprehensive, in-depth analysis of Heaviside's work. It analyses and elucidates his brilliant but often close-to-indecipherable Electrical Papers and traces the evolution of his ideas against the background of growing knowledge in basic electromagnetic theory, telegraphy and telephony during these years. The book will be appreciated by historians of science and technology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and by physicists and electrical engineers, many of whom are aware of Heaviside's contributions to their respective fields
Electrical Papers by Oliver Heaviside( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic Theory by Oliver Heaviside( )

2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic Theory by Oliver Heaviside( )

2 editions published in 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heaviside's electrical circuit theory by Louis Cohen( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Heaviside.

Heaviside, Oliver

Hevisajd, Oliver.

Khevisaĭd, Oliver 1850-1925

Oliver Heaviside angol villamosmérnök, matematikus, fizikus

Oliver Heaviside britischer Mathematiker und Physiker

Oliver Heaviside britisk matematikar, fysikar og ingeniør

Oliver Heaviside britisk matematiker, fysiker og ingeniør

Oliver Heaviside Brits wiskundige

Oliver Heaviside brittisk matematiker, fysiker och ingenjör

Oliver Heaviside matematico, fisico e ingegnere britannico

Oliver Heaviside physicien britannique

Όλιβερ Χίβισαϊντ

Оливер Хевисајд

Оливър Хевисайд

Олівер Хевісайд

Олівер Хэвісайд

Хевисайд, Оливер

Օլիվեր Հեվիսայդ

אוליבר הביסייד

الیور هویساید ریاضی‌دان، فیزیک‌دان، و مهندس بریتانیایی

أوليفر هيفسايد

اولیور ہیویسائیڈ

ਓਲੀਵਰ ਹੈਵੀਸਾਈਡ

ஆலிவர் ஹெவிசைடு

ოლივერ ჰევისაიდი

올리버 헤비사이드

オリヴァー・ヘヴィサイド

ヘヴィサイド, オリヴァー

奥利弗·赫维赛德

奧利弗·黑維塞

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