Cell Phone Science: What Happens When You Call and Why

Cell Phone Science: What Happens When You Call and Why

by Michele Sequeira, Michael Westphal

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Overview

Their buzzes, beeps, bells, and tunes have disrupted countless classes, movies, and meals; public auditoriums now have signs posted prominently asking people to turn their cell phones off; cities such as Santa Fe have banned their use in automobiles. But these little connection gadgets have become ubiquitous because they are so useful—many would blanch at the thought of losing their cell phone. Cell phones are useful because of the science, technology, and design that are blended to make them function.

In this work, authors Michele Sequeira and Michael Westphal help young people explore this now-commonplace, socially important gadget that connects today's youth with their friends. The underlying science and technologies, and some of the history that has influenced the development of cell phones, are discussed. Emphasis is given to building science and technology concepts through simple analogies with commonplace items and ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826349682
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 12/08/2010
Series: World's of Wonder Series
Pages: 182
Sales rank: 1,091,675
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Michele Sequeira and Michael Westphal have worked as engineers at Intel and hold materials science degrees from MIT. Currently they apply their analytical skills to fields as diverse as real estate investment and the motor sports industry. This is their first book.


Michele Sequeira and Michael Westphal have worked as engineers at Intel and hold materials science degrees from MIT. Currently they apply their analytical skills to fields as diverse as real estate investment and the motor sports industry. This is their first book.

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