Who Was Oliver Heaviside
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|
|Organisation||Torbay Library Services|
|Format||greyscale magazine article; 297 mm x 210 mm; photograph|
|Coverage||London. Denmark.Devon. Paignton. Torquay. Berry Pommeroy|
|Source||Torbay Library Services|
|Publisher||Torbay Library Services|
|Keywords||electricity communication maths radio music maxwell newton abbot gravity berry pommeroy victorian|