Re: A New Scalar Model of Physics.

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**Paul**
I think that you're both saying that what's in our current text books, expressed in quaternions and claiming to be Maxwell's equations, is not what Maxwell originally wrote in his 1861 paper, but rather comes from the work of Heaviside in 1864, ...

In other words, if I understand you correctly, you are saying that Heaviside rewrote Maxwell's equations in quaternion formalism? Heaviside used vector formalism, he didn't use quaternions. Your statement doesn't make any sense.

Re: A New Scalar Model of Physics.

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**silvanelf**
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Posted by

**Paul**
I think that you're both saying that what's in our current text books, expressed in quaternions and claiming to be Maxwell's equations, is not what Maxwell originally wrote in his 1861 paper, but rather comes from the work of Heaviside in 1864, ...

In other words, if I understand you correctly, you are saying that Heaviside rewrote Maxwell's equations in quaternion formalism? Heaviside used vector formalism, he didn't use quaternions. Your statement doesn't make any sense.

I did not state one way or the other what notation Heaviside used. I stated, in part, that "what's in our current text books, expressed in quaternions" "comes from the work of Heaviside". I don't know off-hand, what notation Heaviside used, nor do I know off-hand when quaternions were introduced into this sequence of events.

Re: A New Scalar Model of Physics.

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**Paul**
I did not state one way or the other what notation Heaviside used. I stated, in part, that "what's in our current text books, expressed in quaternions" "comes from the work of Heaviside". I don't know off-hand, what notation Heaviside used, nor do I know off-hand when quaternions were introduced into this sequence of events.

FYI: Heaviside hated quaternions.

Maxwell knew quaternions, but he used it only in a kind of complementary chapter in Maxwell's treatise (1873).