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The electronics revolution : inventing the future / J. B. Williams.

Author/Creator:
Williams, J. B., author.
Publication:
Cham : Springer, [2017]
Series:
Springer-Praxis books in popular science.
Springer Praxis books in popular science
Format/Description:
Book
x, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Electronics -- Technological innovations.
Contents:
1: Introduction; Note; 2: Missed Opportunities: The Beginnings of Electronics; Notes; 3: From Wireless to Radio; Notes; 4: Seeing by Electricity: Development of Television; Notes; 5: Seeing a Hundred Miles: Radar; Notes; 6: The 'Box': Television Takes Over; Notes; 7: Spinning Discs: Recorded Music; Notes; 8: The Crystal Triode: The Transistor; Notes; 9: Pop Music: Youth Culture in the 1950s and 1960s; Notes; 10: From People to Machines: The Rise of Computers; Notes; 11: Chips into Everything: Integrated Circuits; Notes; 12: From Signboards to Screens: Displays Notes; 13: Distributing Time: Clocks and Watches; Notes; 14: From Desktop to Pocket: Calculators; Notes; 15: Shrinking Computers: Microprocessors; Notes; 16: Instant Cooking: Microwave Ovens; Notes; 17: Essentials or Toys: Home Computers; Notes; 18: Computers Take Over the Workplace; Notes; 19: From Clerks to Xerography: Copiers; Notes; 20: Shrinking the World: Communication Satellites; Notes; 21: Personal Communicators: Mobile Phones; Notes; 22: Going Online: The Internet; Notes; 23: Glass to the Rescue: Fiber Optics; Notes; 24: Towards Virtual Money: Cards, ATMs and PoS Notes; 25: Saving TV Programmes: Video Recording; Notes; 26: Electronics Invades Photography: Digital Cameras; Notes; 27: Seeing Inside the Body: Electronics Aids Medicine; Notes; 28: Knowing Where You Are: GPS; Notes; 29: The Electronics Revolution; Notes.
Notes:
Published in association with Praxis Publishing, Chichester, United Kingdom.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9783319490878
3319490877
9783319490885
OCLC:
999399256
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