Science Networks. Historical Studies

From Obscurity to Enigma

The Work of Oliver Heaviside, 1872–1889

Authors: Yavetz, Ido

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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.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
From Obscurity to Enigma
Book Subtitle
The Work of Oliver Heaviside, 1872–1889
Authors
Series Title
Science Networks. Historical Studies
Series Volume
16
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-0177-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-0177-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0176-8
Series ISSN
1421-6329
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
Topics