Discovery and Prophecy

Asa Briggs

in The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I

Published in print March 1995 | ISBN: 9780192129260
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191670008 | DOI:
Discovery and Prophecy

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This chapter focuses on the prophecies and discoveries in wireless communication. It discusses Heinrich Rudolf Hertz's experimental demonstration of the creation and communication of electromagnetic waves and James Clerk-Maxwell's presentation of proof that the creation and communication of such electromagnetic waves is possible. It discusses Guglielmo Marconi's filing of his wireless patent in London, England in 1896. His invention consisted of a sensitive tube-like receiver connected to an earth and an elevated aerial, which paved the way for the development of wireless telephony.

Keywords: wireless communication; BBC; Heinrich Rudolf Hertz; electromagnetic waves; Guglielmo Marconi; wireless telephony

Chapter.  4409 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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