Heaviside, Oliver 18501925
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Most widely held works about
Oliver Heaviside
 Oliver Heaviside : maverick mastermind of electricity by Basil Mahon( )
 Oliver Heaviside, sage in solitude : the life, work, and times of an electrical genius of the Victorian age by Paul J Nahin( Book )
 The Maxwellians by Bruce J Hunt( Book )
 Heaviside operational calculus; an elementary foundation by Douglas H Moore( Book )
 Heaviside's operational calculus as applied to engineering and physics by Ernst Julius Berg( Book )
 From obscurity to enigma : the work of Oliver Heaviside, 18721889 by Ido Yavetz( Book )
 The forgotten genius of Oliver Heaviside : a maverick of electrical science by Basil Mahon( Book )
 Heaviside's electrical circuit theory by Louis Cohen( Book )
 The Heaviside centenary volume by Institution of Electrical Engineers( Book )
 Oliver Heaviside by George Lee( Book )
 Heaviside's operational calculus made easy by T. H Turney( Book )
 Rechnung mit operatoren nach Oliver Heaviside, ihre anwendung in technik und physik by Ernst Julius Berg( Book )
 Oliver Heaviside, the man by G. F. C Searle( Book )
 Le calcul symbolique d'Heaviside et ses applications à l'électrotechnique. Conférences faites à la Section de radioélectricité de l'École supérieure d'électricité by Paul Janet( Book )
 Oliver Khevisaĭd, 18501925 by B. M Bolotovskiĭ( Book )
 Oliver Heaviside and the mathematical theory of electrical communications by George Lee( Book )
 Over de grondslagen van de operatorenrekening volgens Heaviside by J. P Schouten( )
 Heaviside operational calculus : lecture course, New York University, spring 1944 by K. O Friedrichs( Book )
 The Heaviside Operational Calculus : the Laplace Transform for Electrical Engineers by Jeremy Staines( Book )
 Oliver Heaviside : Maverick Mastermind of Electricity by Basil Mahon( )
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Most widely held works by
Oliver Heaviside
Electromagnetic theory by
Oliver Heaviside(
)
64 editions published between 1893 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside FRS (18501925) was a scientific maverick and a gifted selftaught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. He patented the coaxial 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
64 editions published between 1893 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside FRS (18501925) was a scientific maverick and a gifted selftaught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. He patented the coaxial 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
)
36 editions published between 1892 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
36 editions published between 1892 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electromagnetic theory. Including an account of Heaviside's unpublished notes for a fourth volume by
Oliver Heaviside(
Book
)
33 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
33 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electromagnetic theory. Complete and unabridged ed. of v.1, no. 2, and v.3 by
Oliver Heaviside(
Book
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4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electromagnetic theory by
Oliver Heaviside(
Book
)
18 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1894 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electrical papers by
Oliver Heaviside(
)
21 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selftaught 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 gardenshed inventor. Combining articles on the electromagnetic wave surface and electromagnetic induction with notes on nomenclature and the selfinduction of wires, Volume 2 serves as an excellent source for both electrical engineers and historians of science
21 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selftaught 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 gardenshed inventor. Combining articles on the electromagnetic wave surface and electromagnetic induction with notes on nomenclature and the selfinduction of wires, Volume 2 serves as an excellent source for both electrical engineers and historians of science
Electrical papers by
Oliver Heaviside(
Book
)
2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electromagnetic theory by
Oliver Heaviside(
Book
)
10 editions published between 1893 and 1925 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1893 and 1925 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electromagnetic waves by
Oliver Heaviside(
)
8 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside (1850–1925), the selftaught physicist and electrical engineer, began his career as an operator on the newly laid AngloDanish 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 selfinductance, 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
8 editions published between 1889 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside (1850–1925), the selftaught physicist and electrical engineer, began his career as an operator on the newly laid AngloDanish 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 selfinductance, 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 volume 1 by
Oliver Heaviside(
)
4 editions published between 1893 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside FRS (1850–1925) was a scientific maverick and a gifted selftaught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. He patented the coaxial 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
4 editions published between 1893 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside FRS (1850–1925) was a scientific maverick and a gifted selftaught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. He patented the coaxial 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
Electromagnetic theory by
Oliver Heaviside(
Book
)
10 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1893 and 2003 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electromagnetic theory volume 3 by
Oliver Heaviside(
)
5 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside FRS (1850–1925) was a scientific maverick and a gifted selftaught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. He patented the coaxial 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
5 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside FRS (1850–1925) was a scientific maverick and a gifted selftaught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. He patented the coaxial 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(
)
3 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside FRS (1850–1925) was a scientific maverick and a gifted selftaught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. He patented the coaxial 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
3 editions published between 1899 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside FRS (1850–1925) was a scientific maverick and a gifted selftaught electrical engineer, physicist and mathematician. He patented the coaxial 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
)
9 editions published between 1899 and 1951 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
9 editions published between 1899 and 1951 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electrical papers by
Oliver Heaviside(
Book
)
10 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 17 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
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 (18501925) 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
3 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oliver Heaviside (18501925) 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 by
Oliver Heaviside(
Book
)
6 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
6 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Electrical papers : in 2 volumes by
Oliver Heaviside(
Book
)
10 editions published between 1892 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selftaught authority on electromagnetic theory, telegraphy and telephony, Oliver Heaviside (18501925) 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 gardenshed inventor. Illustrated with practical examples, the subjects covered in Volume 1 include voltaic constants, duplex telegraphy, microphones and electromagnets
10 editions published between 1892 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selftaught authority on electromagnetic theory, telegraphy and telephony, Oliver Heaviside (18501925) 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 gardenshed inventor. Illustrated with practical examples, the subjects covered in Volume 1 include voltaic constants, duplex telegraphy, microphones and electromagnets
On the forces, stresses, and fluxes of energy in the electromagnetic field by
Oliver Heaviside(
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)
2 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1892 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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