By Graham Hollister-Short,Frank James
By Francesco Sorge,Giuseppe Genchi
This ebook treats numerous topics from the heritage of Mechanism and computing device technological know-how, and in addition includes an illustrative presentation of the Museum of Engines and Mechanisms of the collage of Palermo, Italy, which homes a set of assorted items of equipment from the final a hundred and fifty years.
The a number of sections take care of a few eminent scientists of the prior, with the background of commercial installations, equipment and shipping, with the human inventiveness for mechanical and medical units, and with robots and human-driven automata. All chapters were written by way of specialists of their fields.
The quantity indicates a wide-ranging landscape at the ancient development of medical and technical wisdom some time past centuries. it is going to stimulate new examine and ideas for these serious about the historical past of technology and Technology.
By Ashley Carse
By Rob Manning,William L. Simon
In the process our enduring quest for wisdom approximately ourselves and our universe, we have not came across solutions to 1 of our so much primary questions: Does existence exist wherever else within the universe? Ten years and billions of greenbacks within the making, the Mars Rover interest is poised to respond to this all-important question.
In Mars Rover interest: An inside of Account from Curiosity's leader Engineer, Rob Manning, the project's leader engineer, tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to existence. Manning and his staff at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tasked with designing a lander time and again higher and extra complicated than any sooner than, confronted technical setbacks, fights over insufficient assets, and the demanding situations of prime a military of significant, passionate, and sometimes annoyed experts.
Manning's attention-grabbing own account--which comprises details from his particular interviews with top interest scientists--is filled with stories of innovative feats of technological know-how, know-how, and engineering. Readers adventure firsthand the disgruntlement at encountering chronic technical difficulties, the discomfort of close to defeat, the feel of victory at discovering leading edge ideas to those difficulties, the sheer terror of staking careers and reputations on a lander that could not be verified in the world, and the push of triumph at its winning landing on Mars on August five, 2012. this is often the tale of endurance, commitment, and unrelenting curiosity.
By David Deming
encouraged via the instance of physics, males like Robert Boyle begun the method of adjusting alchemy into the precise technological know-how of chemistry. in the course of the 18th century, ecu society grew to become extra secular and tolerant. Philosophers and economists constructed a few of the principles underpinning smooth social theories and monetary regulations. because the business Revolution essentially remodeled the realm by way of expanding productiveness, humans grew to become extra prosperous, greater proficient and urbanized, and the realm entered an period of exceptional prosperity and progress.
By Joel Wolfe
By Ray Jones,Vincent, Virga
By John W. Orton
Semiconductors and the knowledge Revolution units out to provide an explanation for the advance of recent digital platforms and units from the perspective of the semiconductor fabrics (germanium, silicon, gallium arsenide and so forth) which made them attainable. It covers the clinical realizing of those fabrics and its intimate courting with their know-how and lots of purposes. it all started with Michael Faraday, took off in a major manner with the discovery of the transistor at Bell Labs in 1947 and remains to be burgeoning this present day. it's a tale to compare any inventive or engineering fulfillment of guy and this is often the 1st time it's been offered in a method fitted to the non-specialist. it really is written in a full of life, non-mathematical variety which brings out the buzz of discovery and the interesting interaction among the calls for of procedure pull and technological push. It additionally seems on the nature of a few of the non-public interactions which helped to form the fashionable technological world.
An introductory bankruptcy illustrates simply how based we're on smooth digital platforms and explains the importance of semiconductors of their improvement. It additionally offers, in as painless a manner as attainable, an important realizing of semiconductor houses with regards to those functions. the second one bankruptcy takes up the old account and ends with a few very important effects rising from the second one global struggle – together with its influence at the agency of clinical examine. bankruptcy 3 describes the world-shaking discovery of the transistor and a few of the early struggles to make it commercially possible, together with the promoting of the 1st transistor radio. In bankruptcy 4 we meet the built-in circuit which gave form to a lot of our sleek lifestyles within the kind of the private computing device (and which gave upward push to a famously long-running patent war!). Later chapters hide the applying of compound semiconductors to light-emitting units, reminiscent of LEDs and lasers, and lightweight detecting units resembling photocells. We find out how those advancements ended in the discovery of the CD participant and DVD recorder, how different fabrics have been utilized to the improvement of subtle evening imaginative and prescient gear, fibre optical communications platforms, sunlight photovoltaic panels and flat panel monitors. equally, microwave options necessary to our modern-day love of cellular phoning are obvious to depend upon smart fabrics scientists who, now not for the 1st time, "invented" new semiconductors with simply the best properties.
Altogether, it really is an awesome tale and one that merits to be extra well known. learn this ebook and you'll be rewarded with a far deeper knowing and appreciation of the technological revolution which shapes such a lot of facets of our lives.
- A old account of the improvement of semiconductor physics, units and purposes from the 19th century to the current day
- Coverage of the significance of fabric caliber and its relation to the physics of the devices
- Presented in a strictly non-mathematical and anecedotal method, to attract a large audience
- Provides the extensive sweep of technology history
By Daniel R. Headrick
By Finn Arne Jørgensen