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Principles of Modern Technology

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ISBN-10: 0521389658

ISBN-13: 9780521389655

Edition: 1990

Authors: Adrian C. Melissinos

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Description:

Based on a course taught at the University of Rochester, this volume describes the physical principles on which modern technology is based. Four primary areas are discussed; computers and microelectronics, communications, nuclear energy and space flight. Each topic is treated in a manner that provides the reader with insight into the underlying physics that makes the technology possible as well as the orders of magnitude involved. The book will appeal to anyone interested in modern technology and will serve as a reference book and a textbook for courses in applied physics, and engineering.
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Book details

List price: $98.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/28/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Microelectronics and Computers
The transistor
Digital electronics
Communications
The transmission of signals
Generation and propagation of electromagnetic waves
Nuclear Energy
Sources of energy
Nuclear weapons
Space Travel
Airplane and rocket flight
To the stars
Appendices
References
Index