Abstract

The main contention of Mr. Weaver that mathematical and physical analysis of the problems involved should precede and accompany the field application of any geophysical method of prospecting rather than a purely empirical or trial-and-error approach is eminently sound, in my opinion. We may imagine where the electrical industry would be today if it had been forced to rely on trial-and-error methods of development rather than on the analysis of Kelvin, Maxwell, Heaviside, Steinmetz and their successors.

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