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The Electronics Revolution

Inventing the Future

Authors: Williams, J. B.

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  • Shows the impact of electronics and computing on the individual as well as society at large 
  • Covers the inventors, inventions, and developments in the field of electronics and computing
  • Contains an abundance of photographs, graphs, and other images to supplement the text and provide greater understanding
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About this book

This book is about how electronics, computing, and telecommunications have profoundly changed our lives – the way we work, live, and play. It covers a myriad of topics from the invention of the fundamental devices, and integrated circuits, through radio and television, to computers, mobile telephones and GPS. Today our lives are ruled by electronics as they control the home and computers dominate the workspace. We walk around with mobile phones and communicate by email. Electronics didn’t exist until into the twentieth century. 

The industrial revolution is the term usually applied to the coming of steam, railways and the factory system. In the twentieth century, it is electronics that has changed the way we gather our information, entertain ourselves, communicate and work. This book demonstrates that this is, in fact, another revolution. 



About the authors

John Williams took an electrical engineering degree at Imperial College, which led him into the design of electronic control and instrumentation equipment, and he became a Chartered Engineer. After working for a number of companies, including AVO/Megger and gaining seniority, he went into engineering management and later co-founded Ingenion Design Ltd to produce electronic instrumentation, exposing him to many different industries varying from washing machines to nuclear power stations.



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“This is an excellent book with interesting information about just how electronics has shaped the world in the last century or so. It covers an impressive range of topics from timekeeping to the Internet and does so in a nicely digestible way, sufficiently nontechnical in detail, to make things accessible to those who are not primarily interested in the science.” (Jeffrey Putnam, Computing Reviews, January, 17, 2018)




Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Williams, J. B.

  • Missed Opportunities: The Beginnings of Electronics

    Pages 5-14

    Williams, J. B.

  • From Wireless to Radio

    Pages 15-23

    Williams, J. B.

  • Seeing by Electricity: Development of Television

    Pages 24-36

    Williams, J. B.

  • Seeing a Hundred Miles: Radar

    Pages 37-46

    Williams, J. B.

Buy this book

eBook 29,74 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49088-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 36,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49087-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Electronics Revolution
Book Subtitle
Inventing the Future
Authors
Series Title
Popular Science
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49088-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49088-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-49087-8
Series ISSN
2626-6113
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 286
Number of Illustrations
64 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
Topics