Electronic Inventions and Discoveries

Electronic Inventions and Discoveries

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In a remarkably short time, electronics has penetrated almost every aspect of modern life and the pace of development in the field shows no sign of slackening. One of the first books to cover electronic inventions in depth, Electronic Inventions and Discoveries: Electronics from Its Earliest Beginnings to the Present Day, Fourth Edition traces the development of electronics from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Spanning a period of two and a half centuries, the book presents a mini-encyclopedia full of valuable information on practically all inventions in electronics from 1745 to 1996. This fourth edition has been brought up-to-date and made more attractive by a complete redesign while still maintaining the successful features of previous editions. The first nine chapters supply concise yet comprehensive histories of the main areas of the subject. Subsequent chapters provide a list of inventions by subject and succinct descriptions of each invention in date order with over 1, 000 references. The book concludes with a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a list of books on inventions and inventors, and a comprehensive index. During his seventy years in the field, the author has collected a variety of published data to form an up-to-date systematic review of the major developments in electronics and the pattern of advances in electronic techniques. The book forms an essential source of reference to practicing engineers wishing to broaden their knowledge. Teachers and students who require a sound background and understanding of electronics will also find the book invaluable. Written in an easily understood largely nontechnical language, this fascinating and authoritative history of electronic developments will be of great interest to electronic hobbyists and general science readers.The pacemaker is capable of stimulating other organs as well as the heart. ... It was given a cardiac pacemaker when it was only three days old. This was the first operation to be carried out in Europe on such a young child. ... in cooperation with Asahi Broadcasting, presented a professional transistorised video recorder; in 1964 Sony marketed the first video recorder for the general public; in 1965 Shibaanbsp;...

Title:Electronic Inventions and Discoveries
Author:G.W.A Drummer
Publisher:CRC Press - 1997-01-01


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