RUEDENBERG, REINHOLD (1883–1961), German electrical engineer. Born in Hanover, Ruedenberg was the chief electrical engineer of a leading German company. From 1917 to 1927, he was a professor at the Technische Hochschule of Berlin-Charlottenburg. After the Nazis came to power, he went first to London, and then in 1939 to Harvard University in the U.S. His many books include: Energie der Wirbelstroeme (1906), Theorie der Kommutation (1907), and Elektrische Schaltvorgaenge (1923).
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