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Electric Waves : Heinrich Hertz : Electric Action Finite Velocity Through Space

Electric Waves : Heinrich Hertz : Electric Action Finite Velocity Through Space

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Electric Waves
Being Researches on the Propagation of Electric Action with Finite Velocity Through Space

By Heinrich Hertz

Published by Dover Publications, 1962. First Thus. Paperback book with 278 pages plus index.

A good copy throughout. Cover good with fractional soiling. Overall good.

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (February 1857 – 1 January 1894) was a German physicist who first conclusively proved the existence of the electromagnetic waves predicted by James Clerk Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism. The unit of frequency, cycle per second, was named the "hertz" in his honor.

While studying at the Gelehrtenschule des Johanneums in Hamburg, Hertz showed an aptitude for sciences as well as languages, learning Arabic and Sanskrit. He studied sciences and engineering in the German cities of Dresden, Munich and Berlin, where he studied under Gustav R. Kirchhoff and Hermann von Helmholtz. In 1880, Hertz obtained his PhD from the University of Berlin, and for the next three years remained for post-doctoral study under Helmholtz, serving as his assistant. In 1883, Hertz took a post as a lecturer in theoretical physics at the University of Kiel. In 1885, Hertz became a full professor at the University of Karlsruhe.
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