Hertzian

Definition of Hertzian

Hertz´i`an
a.1.Of or pert. to the German physicist Heinrich Hertz.
Hertzian telegraphy
telegraphy by means of the Hertzian waves; wireless telegraphy.
H. waves
electric waves; - so called because Hertz was the first to investigate them systematically. His apparatus consisted essentially in an oscillator for producing the waves, and a resonator for detecting them. The waves were found to have the same velocity as light, and to undergo reflection, refraction, and polarization.

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Gustav Hertz, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, Hertz
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