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 Oliver Heaviside

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Oliver Heaviside Famous memorial

Birth
Camden Town, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Death
3 Feb 1925 (aged 74)
Torquay, Torbay Unitary Authority, Devon, England
Burial
Paignton, Torbay Unitary Authority, Devon, England
Plot
Plot 346
Memorial ID
13533147 View Source

Scientist. A mathematical physicist and a self taught electric engineer, he discovered that when an electric current starts in a wire it begins on its boundary and works inwards. Thus, in the language of Heaviside, such a transient current is "in layers, strong at the boundary, weak in the middle." His work was responsible for the enrichment and clarification of the language of electro-dynamics. Also, in 1902, he remarked, with regard to "wireless" waves, that there might possible be a sufficient conducting "layer" in the atmosphere to aid there transmission. This useful conception became known as the "Heaviside Layer".

Scientist. A mathematical physicist and a self taught electric engineer, he discovered that when an electric current starts in a wire it begins on its boundary and works inwards. Thus, in the language of Heaviside, such a transient current is "in layers, strong at the boundary, weak in the middle." His work was responsible for the enrichment and clarification of the language of electro-dynamics. Also, in 1902, he remarked, with regard to "wireless" waves, that there might possible be a sufficient conducting "layer" in the atmosphere to aid there transmission. This useful conception became known as the "Heaviside Layer".

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  • Originally Created by: s.canning
  • Added: 5 Mar 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 13533147
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13533147/oliver-heaviside: accessed ), memorial page for Oliver Heaviside (18 May 1850–3 Feb 1925), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13533147, citing Paignton Cemetery, Paignton, Torbay Unitary Authority, Devon, England; Maintained by Find a Grave.