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Oliver Heaviside: The Life, Work, and Times of an Electrical Genius of the… (edition 2002)

by Paul J. Nahin

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Title:Oliver Heaviside: The Life, Work, and Times of an Electrical Genius of the Victorian Age
Authors:Paul J. Nahin
Info:The Johns Hopkins University Press (2002), Edition: Johns Hopkins Paperback Ed, Paperback, 360 pages
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"He was a man who often was incapable of conducting himself properly in the most elementary social interactions. His only continuing contacts with women were limited to his mother, nieces, and housekeepers. He was a man who knew the power of money and desired it, but refused to work for it, preferring to live off the sweat of his family and long-suffering friends, whom he often insulted even as they paid his bills."—from the book

This, then, was Oliver Heaviside, a pioneer of modern electrical theory. Born into a low social class of Victorian England, Heaviside made advances in mathematics by introducing the operational calculus; in physics, where he formulated the modern-day expressions of Maxwell's Laws of electromagnetism; and in electrical engineering, through his duplex equations. Now available in paperback with a new preface by the author, this acclaimed biography will appeal to historians of technology and science, as well as to scientists and engineers who wish to learn more about this remarkable man.

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