Conquering the Electron

Conquering the Electron

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Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of static electricity and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the iPad. This book shows the interconnection of each advance to the next on the long journey to our modern-day technologies. Exploring the combination of genius, infighting, and luck that powered the creation of today's electronic age, Conquering the Electron debunks the hero worship so often plaguing the stories of great advances. Want to know how ATaTa€™s Bell Labs developed semiconductor technologya€”and how its leading scientists almost came to blows in the process? Want to understand how radio and television worka€”and why RCA drove their inventors to financial ruin and early graves? Conquering the Electron offers these stories and more, presenting each revolutionary technological advance right alongside blow-by-blow personal battles that all too often took place.THE MICROWAVE WORLD During the war, the total amount of funding devoted to the development of radar was second ... dwarfed anything ever before seen in the history of electronic technology, including the $50 million invested by RCA in anbsp;...

Title:Conquering the Electron
Author: Derek Cheung, Eric Brach
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2014-10-09

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