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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: The First NFB theory
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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 12:16:24 GMT
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Kevin Aylward wrote:
> "Reg Edwards" wrote in message
> > Whilst on the subject of Maxwell, are you aware that the four famous
> > equations describing electro-magnetic radiation, which have for many
> > appeared in all the World's physics books and invariably attributed to
> > Maxwell, are in fact due entirely to Oliver Heaviside.
> > The many people who show how learned they are by quoting 'Maxwell's
> > Equations' have obviously never seen the work of Maxwell let alone
> > understood it.
> > Heaviside was robbed - as he was of the credit for other of his great
> > works.
> > ---
> Well, this is not really correct. Maxwell's Equations *are* Maxwell's.
> Heaviside simple put them into a simplified *notation*. Heavisides
> version i.e. the ones we know, contain no new content from Maxwell's
> original form. Maxwell's original Equations are just the full expansion
> in components of the vector form.
And, of course, the vector notation is that of J. Willard Gibbs whose
methods were greatly popularized by his student Wilson. Gibbs did not
write text books using his methods but Wilson did.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org
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