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Edwin Armstrong
(18 Dec 1890 - 1 Feb 1954)

American electrical engineer and inventor who invented FM radio.


Science Quotes by Edwin Armstrong (3 quotes)

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.
— Edwin Armstrong
Attributed.
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Not only did he teach by accomplishment, but he taught by the inspiration of a marvelous imagination that refused to accept the permanence of what appeared to others to be insuperable difficulties: an imagination of the goals of which, in a number of instances, are still in the realms of speculation.
— Edwin Armstrong
Testimonial on Tesla’s 75th birthday, Tesla Museum, Belgrade, Serbia. In Margaret Cheney, Tesla: Man Out of Time (2001), 86.
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The world, I think, will wait a long time for Nikola Tesla's equal in achievement and imagination.
— Edwin Armstrong
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