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Marvels of Modern Electronics: A Survey

Marvels of Modern Electronics: A Survey

by Barry Lunt

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Overview

This scintillating survey of the major electronic discoveries of the past century — including static electricity, vacuum tubes, transistors, and television — focuses on the past forty years of technological innovation. Learn what's "under the hood" of computers, integrated circuits, the Internet, cell phones, GPS, optical fibers, space probes, and other modern wonders. Engaging and mildly technical, this authoritative treatment can be understood by anyone with a high school education and an interest in technology.
A brief history of electronics is succeeded by explorations of developments in electrical safety, radar, and deep-space probes. Additional topics include the operation of computers, data storage, and optical fiber communications as well as the electronics behind automobiles and consumer devices. The first four chapters provide background, and the following self-contained chapters may be read in any order. Author Barry M. Lunt, a Professor of Information Technology at Brigham Young University, also provides forecasts for upcoming directions in electronics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486498386
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 04/17/2013
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 724,123
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Electricity: A Rudimentary History
The Vacuum Tube
The Transistor
The Integrated Circuit
Electricity, Electronics and Safety: Always Dangerous Yet Ever Safer
Voice is Nice, But...:Television
Seeing What is Too Far Away to See: Radar
From the Nethermost Parts: Deep Space Probes
The Epitome of Versatility: The Computer
Where Do You Put It All? - Computer Storage
Convenience of Curse: Cell Phones
Here, There and Everywhere: The Internet
To Infinity and Beyond! - Optical Fiber
Comuser Mania - Audio and Video Products
You'll Never Be Lost Again - GPS
Gaining the Performance Edge - Automobiles
Devices on the Horizon and Beyond

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