Oliver Heaviside F.R.S. (18 May 1850 – 3 February 1925) was an English self-taught electrical engineer, mathematician, and physicist who adapted complex numbers to the study of electrical circuits, invented mathematical techniques for the solution of differential equations (equivalent to Laplace transforms), reformulated Maxwell's field equations in terms of electric and magnetic forces and energy flux, and independently co-formulated vector analysis. Although at odds with the scientific establishment for most of his life, Heaviside changed the face of telecommunications, mathematics, and science for years to come.
This volume comprises the proceedings of a meeting of the Institution of Electrical Engineering, held in his honour, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. There are a couple of relevant journals enclosed with the book. Although the book's text block edges are a little soiled or foxed in places, inside the text is clear on clean pages, there are a few b/w photographs and the text is peppered with b/w graphs, diagrams and elegant formulae.