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Sir Oliver J. Lodge

Lake, Wiltshire
United Kingdom

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Lodge, Sir Oliver J.     (Easy Link: http://www.worldsci.org/people/Oliver_Lodge)
Physicist, Inventor (Deceased)

Interests: Relativity, Aether, Philosophy of Science
Nationality: English
Born: Thursday, June 12, 1851
Died: Thursday, August 22, 1940 (Age 89)

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Wikipedia: Oliver Joseph Lodge


Books:
1930/1931Beyond Physics: Or, The Idealisation of Mechanism
1926Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition
1925/1930/2006Ether & Reality: A Series of Discourses on the Many Fuctions of the Ether of Space
1909/2003/2007The Ether of Space

Biography

Oliver Joseph Lodge

Lodge is notable for his work on the aether, a now deprecated theory, which had been postulated as the wave-bearing medium filling all space. He transmitted radio signals on August 14, 1894, at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford University,[6] one year before Marconi but one year after Tesla. Lodge improved Edouard Branly's coherer radio wave detector by adding a "trembler" which dislodged clumped filings, thus restoring the device's sensitivity. Lodge also carried out scientific investigations on lightning, the source of the electromotive force in the voltaic cell, electrolysis, and the application of electricity to the dispersal of fog and smoke.

Lodge is also remembered for his studies of life after death. He first began to study psychical phenomena (chiefly telepathy) in the late 1880s. After his son, Raymond, was killed in World War I in 1915, Lodge visited several psychics and wrote about the experience in a number of books, including the best-selling "Raymond, or Life and Death" (1916). Altogether, he wrote more than 40 books, about the afterlife, aether, relativity, and electromagnetic theory.

Dissident Works:

  • The Ether of Space, 1909.
  • Ether and Reality: A Series of Discourses on the Many Fuctions of the Ether of Space, 1925. (German trans. Der ?ther und die Wirklichkeit, 1928.)
  • Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition, 1925.
  • A Century's Progress in Science, 1927.
  • Beyond Physics: Or, The Idealisation of Mechanism, 1930.
  • Past Years, 1931.
  • My Philosophy, 1933.

Books by Sir Oliver J. Lodge



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The Ether of Space

by Sir Oliver J. Lodge

KeyWords: aether

Pages: 197
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Year: 1909/2003/2007
ISBN: B00085LWMM
ISBN: 140218302X
ISBN: 978-1402183027
ISBN: 1591070201
ISBN: 978-1591070207

Websites: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Lodge
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Ether & Reality: A Series of Discourses on the Many Fuctions of the Ether of Space

by Sir Oliver J. Lodge

KeyWords: aether

Pages: 179
Publisher: George H. Doran Company / Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.
Year: 1925/1930/2006
ISBN: B001D8CFI8
ISBN: B0006AJIHU
ISBN: B00089H8BC
ISBN: 1430441844
ISBN: 978-1430441847

Websites: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Lodge
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Description

A series of discourses on the many functions of the ether of space. in this volume, Sir Oliver explains for the layman the functions of the ether of space and emphasizes its importance in the understanding of the physical universe. The author further hints that life and mind make use of the ether and that a knowledge of its properties must be essential to the philosopher. Contents: ether and its vibrations; fundamental notions about an ether; on waves; ether as transmitter of force; action at a distance; electricity and its action across space; magnetism; electromagnetism; matter as one of the forms of ether energy; life and mind and their use of the ether.


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Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition

by Sir Oliver J. Lodge

Pages: 45
Publisher: George H. Doran Co.
Year: 1926
ISBN: B00085GHK4

Websites: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Lodge
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Beyond Physics: Or, The Idealisation of Mechanism

by Sir Oliver J. Lodge

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin / Greenburg
Year: 1930/1931
ISBN: B000860UJM
ISBN: B00085KTSK

Websites: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Lodge
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