How to use Heaviside in a sentence
The Heaviside aircraft—it’s named for Oliver Heaviside, a deceased British mathematician—measures 23 by 18 feet and needs a 900-square-foot landing zone.
Thanks to the fact that Heaviside has eight motors, “we can easily afford losing one,” Thrun says, “and then still continue our flight as if nothing happened.”
A name like Heaviside evokes images of a very large, or heavy, aircraft, like a Boeing 747.
Another is Kitty Hawk, which is flying a craft they’ve dubbed Heaviside.
That’s a typical model for how electric air taxis would work, but what’s interesting about Heaviside and Kitty Hawk is that it would be a flying Uber for just one person.
A funeral sermon was preached at the Cathedral by Canon Heaviside.Norfolk Annals | Charles Mackie
So we resolved to stop where we were, upon receipt of rations; and Heaviside told us not to be uneasy about anything.
Madame Heaviside (as she commanded all people to entitle her) was of the whole the very grandest as regards appearance.
Heaviside was not there to talk, and make me hug my singleness; nor even Jerry Toms, nor the cook, who used to let me teach her.
Heaviside had his fat legs foremost, and the royal shark stopped to look at them.
British Dictionary definitions for Heaviside
Oliver. 1850–1925, English physicist. Independently of Kennelly, he predicted (1902) the existence of an ionized gaseous layer in the upper atmosphere (the Heaviside layer); he also contributed to telegraphy
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