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Title History of wireless / Tapan K. Sarkar [and others] ; with contributions from Duncan C. Baker [and others]
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 655 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Wiley series in microwave and optical engineering
Wiley series in microwave and optical engineering.
Contents A chronology of developments of wireless communication and supporting electronics -- Evolution of electromagnetics in the nineteenth century -- The genesis of Maxwell's equations -- Maxwell, Hertz, the Maxwellians and the early history of electromagnetic waves -- Oliver Heaviside -- Wireless before Marconi -- Nikola Tesla and his contributions to radio development -- An appreciation of J.C. Bose's pioneering work in millimeter and microwaves -- Sir John Ambrose Fleming : his involvement in the development of wireless -- Historical German contributions to physics and applications of electromagnetic oscillations and waves -- The development of wireless telegraphy and telephony, and pioneering attempts to achieve transatlantic wireless communications -- Wireless telegraphy in South Africa at the turn of the twentieth century -- The antenna development in Japan : past and present -- Historical background and development of Soviet quasi optics at near-MM and sub-MM wavelengths -- The evolution of electromagnetic waveguides : from hollow metallic waveguides to microwave integrated circuits -- A history of phased array antennas
Summary Important new insights into how various components and systems evolvedPremised on the idea that one cannot know a science without knowing its history, History of Wireless offers a lively new treatment that introduces previously unacknowledged pioneers and developments, setting a new standard for understanding the evolution of this important technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Radio -- History.
Wireless communication systems -- History.
Electromagnetism -- Research -- History.
Antennas (Electronics) -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Sarkar, Tapan (Tapan K.)
LC no. 2005022232
ISBN 0471783021
0471783013 (electronic bk.)
9780471783015 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)