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New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1893-
Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) contributed important ideas to the emerging science of electromagnetic theory: impedance, self-inductance, the use of complex numbers in the study of electrical circuits. Heaviside left school at 16 and was largely self-educated. His work was controversial and idiosyncratic. It was also critical to the development of the electrified world of the 20th century.
Two Volumes. 8vo. Xxi, 466; xvi, 542 pp. illus. with figures and diagrams, appendices. Original blind doubled and gilt-stamped plum cloth, all edges speckled; faded spine, chipped, inner hinges repaired with Japanese Kozo paper. Ex-library copy [Dominion Astronomical Observatory, Ottawa, Canada] as evidenced by stamps and glue remains on endpapers.