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The Electronics Revolution

Inventing the Future

  • J.B. Williams

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Popular Science book sub series (POPS)

Table of contents

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About this book

Introduction

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. 



Keywords

History of electricity Development of electricity Energy grid history Uses of electricity for communication Household appliances and electricity Transport and electricity Media in age of electricity

Authors and affiliations

  • J.B. Williams
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  1. 1.Offord DarcySt NeotsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-49088-5
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-49087-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-49088-5
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Aerospace
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Engineering