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Title: The Standard Electrical Dictionary A Popular Dictionary of Words and Terms Used in the Practice of Electrical Engineering Author: T.
O’Conor Slone Release Date: September 5, 2008 [EBook #26535] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE STANDARD ELECTRICAL DICTIONARY *** Produced by Don Kostuch [Transcriber’s Notes] Obvious spelling errors have been corrected.
I have not reconciled the variety of spellings of names and other words.
Obvious factual errors, typographical errors, discoveries made after 1892, and contemporary (2008) theories and use of words are noted in the text within square brackets.
I have not researched and checked every assertion by the author. This book was published 5 years before discovery of the electron.
See the labored and completely inaccurate explanations of aurora and -energy, atomic-.
The author and his contemporaries were like fifteenth century sailors.
They had a good idea of their latitude and direction (Ampere, Kirkoff, Maxwell, Gauss, Faraday, Edison, ), but only the vaguest notion of their longitude (nuclear structure, electrons, ions). Altitude (special relativity, quantum theory) was not even imagined. Some relevant dates: Franklin’s Kite--1752 Faraday’s Law of Induction--1831 Maxwell’s Equations--1861 Edison’s Phonograph--1877 Edison’s light bulb--1879 Edison’s first DC power station--1882 Michelson-Morley experiment disproving ether--1887 Hertz demonstrates radio waves--1888 Westinghouse first AC power station--1891 This book--1892 Discovery of the electron--1897 Marconi radio signals cross the English...





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