Who Was Oliver Heaviside

placeholder gifOliver Heaviside - figures from History

Oliver Heavisde (1850-1925) is most well known for the "Heaviside Layer". This is a layer in the atmosphere about 90 to 150km above the Earth.

The Heaviside Layer is ionised and as a result it reflects radio waves back to the earth. In this way radio signals can travel much further than they would by simply moving in a straight line

Written by Tim Crine

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Written by Tim Crine
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Website http://www.torbay.gov.uk/
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