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Oliver Heaviside

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Oliver Heaviside Oliver Heaviside (1850-1925) was a British physicist.

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In 1902, he predicted the existence of an ionized layer of air in the upper atmosphere, which was later known as the Kennelly-Heaviside layer but is now called the E-layer of the ionosphere.

Deflection from it makes possible the transmission of radio signals round the world, which would otherwise be lost in outer space.

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Oliver Heaviside was a English engineer, mathematician, and physicist who adapted complex numbers to the study of electrical circuits.

Tags: engineer, mathematician, physicist, electrical circuits

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Category: Scientists  - ( Scientists Archive)

Date Added: 20 April '12

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