The First Thirty Years of Radio

Electric Waves
by J.J. Thomson
Encyclopedia Britannica 1911
volume 9, page 203 (first page)

Electric Waves, by J.J. Thomson, page 203
The word "vibrator," as used in this article, means what we now call an "oscillator."

An oscillator is an electric circuit that produces an alternating electric voltage, with no external input signal.

The following people are mentioned in this article Electric Waves:

Max Abraham (1875-1922)
Arons (unknown)
Auerbeck (Unknown)
Emil Aschkinass
Vilhelm Friman Koren Bjerknes (1862-1951)
Blanc (unknown)
Rene Prosper Blondlot (1849-1930)
Henri Eduard Jonah Godfried du Bois (1863-1918)
Ludwig Boltzmann (1844-1906)
Jagadis Chandra Bose (1858-1937)
Edouard Eugene Desire Branly (1844-1940)
Dragoumis (unknown)
Paul Karl Ludwig Drude (1863-1906)
William DuBois Duddell (1872-1917)
Berend Wilhelm Feddersen (1832-1918)
Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (1866-1932)
Franke (unknown)
Antonio Garbasso (1871-1933)
Garrett (unknown)
Sir Richard Tetley Glazebrook (1854-1935)
Joseph Henry (1791-1878)
Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857-1894)
Franz Himstedt (1852-1933)
Dragomir Hurmuzescu (1865-1954)
William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824-1907)
Ignacij (Ignaz) Klemencic (1853-1901)
Ernst Lecher (1856-1926)
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge (1851-1940)
Lucas (unknown)
Mack (unknown)
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)
C.A. Paalzow (1823-   )
Henri Pellat
Valdemar Poulsen (1869-1942)
Augusto Righi (1850-1920)
Ritter (unknown)
Lucien de la Rive (1834-   )
Vincenzo Rosa
Henry Augustus Rowland (1848-1901)
Heinrich Rubens (1865-1922)
Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)
Edouard Sarasin
Saunders (unknown)
Schlomilch (unlnown)
Simon (unknown)
Stechodro (unknown)
Frederick Thomas Trouton (1863-1922)
Webster (unknown)
Zehnder (unknown)

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