Free downloaded book on the history of electricity and electronics

23/01/2008 - 18:21 von camenzind | Report spam
The book "Much Ado About Almost Nothing", which has been retailing for $
14.95, is now also available as a free download at
<http://www.historyofelectronics.com/> (.pdf format, 238 pages, 1.8MB).

Written by Hans Camenzind, the designer of the 555 Timer, the book spans
2600 years and focuses on the contributions and personalities of a many
discoverers and inventors, such as Gilbert, Franklin, Galvani, Volta,
Oersted, Ampere, Ohm, Henry, Faraday and Edison.

The genius of Nikola Tesla gets a detailed treatment, as does his descent
into madness. The contributions of Guglielmo Marconi, Le de Forest and
Vladimir Zworykin are critically examined and credit is given to the much
underrated Howard Armstrong and Philo Farnsworth.

The book ends with the historic controversy between Jack Kilby and Robert
Noyce about the microchip and sets the record straight as to who invented
what.

"Much Ado About Almost Nothing" follows Camenzind's 2005 publication of
"Designing Analog Chips", a book that is also simultaneously selling in
printed form and can be downloaded at no charge.
 

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#1 Harald Wilhelms
24/01/2008 - 10:50 | Warnen spam
On 23 Jan., 18:21, wrote:
The book "Much Ado About Almost Nothing", which has been retailing for $
14.95, is now also available as a free download at
<http://www.historyofelectronics.com/> (.pdf format, 238 pages, 1.8MB).

Written by Hans Camenzind, the designer of the 555 Timer, the book spans
2600 years and focuses on the contributions and personalities of a many
discoverers and inventors, such as Gilbert, Franklin, Galvani, Volta,
Oersted, Ampere, Ohm, Henry, Faraday and Edison.

The genius of Nikola Tesla gets a detailed treatment, as does his descent
into madness. The contributions of Guglielmo Marconi, Le de Forest and
Vladimir Zworykin are critically examined and credit is given to the much
underrated Howard Armstrong and Philo Farnsworth.

The book ends with the historic controversy between Jack Kilby and Robert
Noyce about the microchip and sets the record straight as to who invented
what.

"Much Ado About Almost Nothing" follows Camenzind's 2005 publication of
"Designing Analog Chips", a book that is also simultaneously selling in
printed form and can be downloaded at no charge.



Wer sich ein bisschen für die Geschichte der Elektrotechnik
(weniger der Elektronik) interessiert, sollte auch mal das
Buch "Pioniere der Elektrizitàt" von Anton Zischka lesen.
Das Buch ist zwar schon etwas àlter, aber m.E. nach wie vor
interessant. Man bekommt es sicherlich auch in gut bestückten
Leihbüchereien.
Gruss
Harald

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