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date: 25 February 2021

Heaviside, Oliverlocked

  • Bruce J. Hunt


Heaviside, Oliver (1850–1925), physicist and electrical engineer, was born on 18 May 1850 at 55 King Street, Camden Town, London, the youngest of four sons of Thomas Heaviside (1813–1896), a wood-engraver from Stockton-on-Tees, and his wife, Rachel Elizabeth (1818–1894), the daughter of John Hook West...

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