About Heaviside, Éric Dollar ing wrote:

For situations involving the dimension of space no suitable algebra has yet been developed. All efforts by the great mathematicians during the 19th century were fruitless, except Oliver Heaviside’s. Heaviside gave a system of vector expressions, divergence, curl, and potential, which today are WRONGLY called “Maxwell’s Equations.” They are not, t**hey are Heaviside’s equations,** and they are NOT algebraic. But these equations have become the “Tablets of Moses”, bringing from the skies the laws of electromagnetism. But no mention is ever found on the laws of Magneto-Dielectricity, a serious drawback.

I think Heaviside was the victim of all these so-called right-thinking people.

And more on Éric Dollar writing;

These lines can be considered “tubes of force” a hydro-dynamical vortex tube of sorts. Here we find the “hydro-dynamical model of the aether” as given by James Clerk Maxwell. Understanding of this sort has been buried by the relativists and quantum car mechanics. From the initial concept of Faraday, thru the theoretical reasoning of Maxwell, into the experimentalist like Crookes and J.J. Thomson, it gave an ENGINEERABLE CONCEPT of the primordial aether. **Finally Nikola Tesla, Oliver Heaviside, and ****Carl Steinmetz turned this into today’s electrical technology**.

Oliver Heaviside was a self-taught and brilliant mathematician. He was F.R.S. and they had a lot of trouble accepting him into their group and most of his writing had to receive their censorship before being published. He wrote several books including:

E**lectromagnetic theory by Oliver Heaviside**

Chap 1, page 6, the important thing proved is that electromagnetic waves in the aether at least approximately in accordance with Maxwell's theory are a reality, and that the Faraday-Maximilian method is the correct one.

Page18 Maxwell's theory of dielectric displacement furnishes what is wanted to explain results which are in some respects rather unintelligible when deduced in the above manner without reference to electrostatic phenomena.

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