Oliver Heaviside biography

Oliver Heaviside

Physicist, Academic

1850 – 1925

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Who was Oliver Heaviside?

Oliver Heaviside FRS was a self-taught English electrical engineer, mathematician, and physicist who adapted complex numbers to the study of electrical circuits, invented mathematical techniques to the solution of differential equations, reformulated Maxwell's field equations in terms of electric and magnetic forces and energy flux, and independently co-formulated vector analysis. Although at odds with the scientific establishment for most of his life, Heaviside changed the face of mathematics and science for years to come.

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Born
May 18, 1850
Camden Town
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Died
Feb 3, 1925
Torquay

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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