A Handbook of Wireless Telegraphy: Its Theory and Practice, for the Use of Electrical Engineers, Students, and Operators

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James Erskine-Murray (1868-1927) was a Scots expert in wireless technology who studied under Lord Kelvin for six years at Glasgow University before arriving at Trinity College, Cambridge as a research student. He eventually became a telegraphy consultant and published this work in 1907. Its aim was to inform engineers, students, and radio operators about many aspects of a rapidly changing technology. The book covers recent developments of the time, and a whole chapter is dedicated to the issue of transmission. Erskine-Murray also provided a chapter of tables containing data which he calculated himself and which had not appeared in print before. The work stands as a classic in the field of early engineering texts, and offers contemporary students and radio enthusiasts a useful guide to early wireless technology.

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Preface; 1. Adaptations of the electric current to telegraphy; 2. Earlier attempts at wireless telegraphy; 3. Apparatus used in the production of high frequency currents; 4. Detection of short-lived currents of high frequency by means of imperfect electrical contacts; 5. Detection of oscillatory currents of high frequency by their effects on magnetised iron; 6. Thermometric detectors of oscillatory currents of high frequency; 7. Electrolytic detectors; 8. The Marconi system; 9. The Lodge-Muirhead system; 10. The Fessenden system; 11. The Hozier-Brown system; 12. Wireless telegraphy in Alaska; 13. The De Forest system - the Poulsen system; 14. The Telefunken system; 15. Directed systems; 16. Some points in the theory of jigs and jiggers; 17. On theories of transmission; 18. World-wave telegraphy; 19. Adjustment, electrical measurements, and fault testing; 20. On the calculation of a syntonic wireless telegraph station; 21. Tables and notes; Index.

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