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Heaviside, Oliver 1850-1925

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Works: 108 works in 434 publications in 6 languages and 6,032 library holdings
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Electromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside( )

76 editions published between 1893 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 732 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 a more concise format. 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 1893 this is the first of three volumes that bring together Heaviside's contributions to electromagnetic theory. It introduces the subject at length, and features his first description of vector analysis and the reworking of Maxwell's field equations into the form we know today
Electrical papers by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

36 editions published between 1892 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic theory. Including an account of Heaviside's unpublished notes for a fourth volume by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

28 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 331 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 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electrical papers : in 2 volumes by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

30 editions published between 1892 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 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 )

2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

17 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic waves by Oliver Heaviside( )

9 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oliver Heaviside (1850–1925), the self-taught physicist and electrical engineer, began his career as an operator on the newly laid Anglo-Danish telegraph cable in 1868. The most advanced electrical technology of the time, the cable system inspired several of his early mathematical papers. This monograph, first published as a paper in the Philosophical Magazine in 1888, then as a book in 1889, draws on his established work on telegraphic propagation and self-inductance, and on Maxwell's field theory. In a fascinating insight into the contemporary scientific community, he complains that these subjects are still often misunderstood, and explains his formulae afresh from several angles. Also covered - and frequently questioned - are contemporary theories of permittivity, the speed of electromagnetic waves, and the dielectric properties of conductors. Heaviside's Electrical Papers (2 volumes, 1892) and his Electromagnetic Theory (3 volumes, 1893–1912) have also been reissued in this series
Electromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside( )

10 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and held by 35 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 1912, this is the last of three volumes summarising Heaviside's enormous contribution to electromagnetic theory. It includes a review of his work on waves from moving sources, and an appendix on vector analysis that compares its merits to quaternions
Electromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

1 edition published in 1893 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic theory volume 1 by Oliver Heaviside( )

4 editions published between 1893 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 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 a more concise format. 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 1893 this is the first of three volumes that bring together Heaviside's contributions to electromagnetic theory. It introduces the subject at length, and features his first description of vector analysis and the reworking of Maxwell's field equations into the form we know today
Electrical papers volume 2 by Oliver Heaviside( )

4 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and held by 22 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. 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
Electromagnetic Theory by Oliver Heaviside( )

3 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 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
Electromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

10 editions published between 1899 and 2003 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electrical papers by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

12 editions published between 1892 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 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

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
Electromagnetic theory : the complete and unabridged edition of vol. 1,2 & 3 by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

6 editions published between 1922 and 1951 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the forces, stresses, and fluxes of energy in the electromagnetic field by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

2 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electromagnetic Theory : By Oliver Heaviside by Oliver Heaviside( Book )

7 editions published between 1894 and 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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Όλιβερ Χίβισαϊντ

Оливер Хевисајд

Оливър Хевисайд

Олівер Хевісайд

Олівер Хэвісайд

Хевисайд, Оливер

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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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French (6)

German (3)

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