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Heinrich Rudolf Hertz

(1857—1894) German physicist and pioneer of radio communication


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(1857–94)

German scientist. Hertz gave the first experimental proof of the existence of radio waves in 1887; he also discovered the photoelectric effect. His influence on philosophy came through his axiomatization of Newtonian mechanics which avoids the concept of force and derives Newton's equations from a single axiom.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics.


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