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# Introduction to Electric Waves, Being Researches on the Propagation of Electric Action with Finite Velocity through Space by Heinrich Hertz 1

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# Introduction to Electric Waves, Being Researches on the Propagation of Electric Action with Finite Velocity through Space by Heinrich Hertz 1

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## ABSTRACT

In the year 1879 the Berlin Academy of Science had offered a prize for research on the following problem: to establish experimentally any relation between electromagnetic forces and the dielectric polarization of insulators. The summer of 1887 was spent in fruitless endeavors to establish the electromagnetic influence of insulators by the aid of the new class of oscillations. The simplest method consisted in determining the effect of dielectrics upon the position of the neutral point of a side-circuit. Casting a glance backwards we see that by the experiments above sketched the propagation in time of a supposed action-at-a-distance is for the first time proved. This fact forms the philosophical result of the experiments; and, indeed, in a certain sense the most important result. Ideas and conceptions that are akin and yet different may be symbolized in the same way in different modes of representation.