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.
Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
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