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Edwin Armstrong

Data de nascimento: 18. Dezembro 1890
Data de falecimento: 31. Janeiro 1954

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Edwin Howard Armstrong foi um engenheiro eletricista estadunidense. Inventou o processo de transmissão de sinais de rádio por frequência modulada rádio FM. Edwin Howard Armstrong nasceu na cidade de Nova Iorque em 1890. Ele estudou na Columbia University onde também se tornou professor. Inventou o circuito regenerativo patenteado em 1914, o circuito super regenerativo em 1922 e o receptor super heteródino em 1918.

Suicidou-se pulando da janela de seu apartamento no décimo terceiro andar.

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„Anyone who has had actual contact with the making of the inventions that built the radio art knows that these inventions have been the product of experiment and work based on physical reasoning, rather than on the mathematicians' calculations and formulae.“

—  Edwin Howard Armstrong
Context: Anyone who has had actual contact with the making of the inventions that built the radio art knows that these inventions have been the product of experiment and work based on physical reasoning, rather than on the mathematicians' calculations and formulae. Precisely the opposite impression is obtained from many of our present day text books and publications. As quoted in Electronics (2005) by P. Arun, p. 310

„The world, I think, will wait a long time for Nikola Tesla's equal in achievement and imagination.“

—  Edwin Howard Armstrong
As quoted in the The Tesla Museum exhibition in Belgrade, and by the Tesla Memorial Society of New York http://www.teslasociety.com/tmuseum.htm

„Men substitute words for reality and then argue about the words.“

—  Edwin Howard Armstrong
As quoted in "Edwin Armstrong : Pioneer of the Airwaves" by Yannis Tsividis http://www.columbia.edu/cu/alumni/Magazine/Spring2002/Armstrong.html Unsourced variant: Men like to substitute words for reality and then argue about the words.

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