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Heinrich Hertz and the Foundations of Electromagnetism

Barry R. Masters

Optics and Photonics News, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 30-35 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPN.22.6.000030


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Abstract

Heinrich Rudolf Hertz did not grasp the practical importance of his work during his lifetime, but his research into electromagnetic radiation laid the foundation for all wireless communications. The education and experience of this 19th century German scientist prepared him to make his monumental discoveries on propagating electromagnetic waves.

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(000.1410) General : Biography

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Barry R. Masters, "Heinrich Hertz and the Foundations of Electromagnetism," Optics & Photonics News 22(6), 30-35 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/opn/abstract.cfm?URI=opn-22-6-30


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