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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume IThe Birth of Broadcasting$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.001.0001

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Discovery and Prophecy

Discovery and Prophecy

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(p.23) 1. Discovery and Prophecy
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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Volume I
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Asa Briggs

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129260.003.0002

This chapter focuses on the prophecies and discoveries in wireless communication. It discusses Heinrich Rudolf Hertz's experimental demonstration of the creation and communication of electromagnetic waves and James Clerk-Maxwell's presentation of proof that the creation and communication of such electromagnetic waves is possible. It discusses Guglielmo Marconi's filing of his wireless patent in London, England in 1896. His invention consisted of a sensitive tube-like receiver connected to an earth and an elevated aerial, which paved the way for the development of wireless telephony.

Keywords:   wireless communication, BBC, Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, electromagnetic waves, Guglielmo Marconi, wireless telephony

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