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HERTZ, Heinrich.

Untersuchungen ueber die Ausbreitung der Elektrischen Kraft.

Mit 40 Figuren im Text.

Johann Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig , 1892 Stock Code: 83211
£1,500.00
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Notes

First collected edition of Hertz's important series of papers on electromagnetic waves, originally published between 1887 and 1890. The papers include "experimental proof by Hertz of the Faraday-Maxwell hypothesis that electromagnetic waves can be projected through space" (PMM 377) and "Hertz's report of his proof that electromagnetic waves travel at the same speed as light" (Norman Sale catalogue 1124). The later papers "report a series of 'more qualitative experiments carried out by Hertz in 1888 on the analogy between electricity and light waves' (DSB), in which he showed that electromagnetic waves are longer than light, but like light can be refracted, reflected, and polarized" (Norman sale catalogue 1124). "This discovery and its demonstration led directly to radio communication, television, and radar" (Dibner 71). A very attractive copy of this important volume.

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Description

Octavo (217 x 132 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco, marbled sides, spine gilt in compartments, raised bands, floral patterned endpapers. Housed in a red quarter morocco slipcase and chemise.

Illustrations

Diagrams within the text.

Condition

Bookplate. Ownership signature on title page inked over. Extremities rubbed, some wear at tips, hinges professionally repaired. An excellent copy.

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