(without the equations)
"It's nothing, I guess, it's of no use whatsoever!"
-- Heinrich Hertz
'What is this?'
-- The short answer:
It's an attempt to demonstrate how electromagnetic waves that
travel at the speed of light are generated with no reference
to Maxwell's equations.
--The long answer:
It's generally accepted that the only way to perceive
a traveling electromagnetic wave (the heart of wireless
telecommunications) is through the mathematics of Maxwell's equations.
However, even if you are fluent in the language of mathematics,
you may find it rather hard to grasp a traveling
electromagnetic wave from the formal presentation of
Maxwell's equations. Yet, with some mathematical manipulation
and a considerable amount of wishful thinking, it's possible
to show that they are, indeed, seem to predict a traveling
wave of some sort. Do they?
'What is next then?'
The following will attempt to answer this question by
employing the basic physics of electrical and magnetic
interactions with no reference to Maxwell's equations.
It will, then, compare its outcome with Maxwell's equations
theoretical prediction. Finally, it will reveal how close this
prediction come to the real world of practice as it was
discovered by Heinrich Hertz through his brilliant
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