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Old 02-20-2014, 06:19 PM
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That's Dr. Shive! One of his most famous contributions to the world of physics was a little thing called the phototransistor. Just about every engineering school used to have a Shive Wave Machine for freshmen classes in wave theory. What he explained in 25 minutes took 8 weeks in Dr. Johnk's EM Fields I class. Then again we derived all Maxwell's equations from scratch and built the idea of a transmission line starting from a point charge in space through to waves in guides.
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