Oliver Heaviside

1850 - 1925

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Oliver Heaviside proved important results in electromagnetism and vector calculus. He reduced Maxwell's 20 equations in 20 variables to 4 equations in 2 variables.
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List of References (22 books/articles)

Some Quotations (6)

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Additional Material in MacTutor

  1. Oliver Heaviside and Newton Abbott
  2. Obituary: The Times

Honours awarded to Oliver Heaviside
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Fellow of the Royal Society1891
Lunar featuresCrater Heaviside
Planetary featuresCrater Heaviside on Mars


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  1. Encyclopaedia Britannica
  1. Alan Heather

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