Principles of Modern Technology

Principles of Modern Technology

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The late twentieth century is undoubtedly the age of technology. Each technological development leads to more sophisticated devices and further scientific advances. Because of the pace of change, it is difficult to obtain a broad overview of the way fundamental science is linked to its everyday applications. Principles of Modern Technology describes the physical principles on which modern technology is based. Four primary areas have been singled out: computers and microelectronics, communications, nuclear energy and space flight. Each topic is treated in a way that gives the reader an insight into the underlying physics which makes the technology possible as well as the orders of magnitude involved. Based on a course taught at the University of Rochester, the book will be useful both as a textbook for courses in applied physics and engineering and as a reference book. It will be of interest to undergraduates taking introductory physics courses and anyone interested in modern technology.LiD, 210 lifetime, laser, 157 lifting force, 247 light year, 302 limited test-ban treaty, 233 line of vortices, 248 line shape, 153 ... 37 logic operation, 45 low orbit, 286, 314 low velocity flow, 322 luminosity, sun, 171 Mach number, 257 magnetic disk, ... 117 magnetic storage, 67 magnetization, remanent, 69 magneto-optic effect, 74 main engines, of Shuttle, 272 majority ... 65 memory, random access (RAM), 65 memory, read only (ROM), 65 Mercury, 314 metallic boundary, 141 metric ton, anbsp;...

Title:Principles of Modern Technology
Author:Adrian C. Melissinos
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1990-09-28


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