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Nebeker, Frederik

Overview
Works: 32 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 3,049 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Catalogs  Bibliography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: TK18, 621.309041
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Most widely held works by Frederik Nebeker
Dawn of the electronic age : electrical technologies in the shaping of the modern world, 1914 to 1945 by Frederik Nebeker( Book )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Much of the infrastructure of today's industrialized world arose in the period from the outbreak of World War I to the conclusion of World War II. It was during these years that the capabilities of traditional electrical engineering--generators, power transmission, motors, electric lighting and heating, home appliances, and so on--became ubiquitous. Even more importantly, it was during this time that a new type of electrical engineering--electronics--emerged. Because of its applications in communications (both wire-based and wireless), entertainment (notably radio, the phonograph, and sound movies), industry, science and medicine, and the military, the electronics industry became a major part of the economy. Dawn of the Electronic Age explores how this engineering knowledge and its main applications developed in various scientific, economic, and social contexts, and explains how each was profoundly affected by electrical technologies. It takes an international perspective and a narrative approach, unfolding the story chronologically."--Page 4 of cover
From 0 to 1 : an authoritative history of modern computing( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calculating the weather : meteorology in the 20th century by Frederik Nebeker( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the course of this century, meteorology has become unified, physics-based, and highly computational. Calculating the Weather: Meteorology in the 20th Century explains this transformation by examining thevarious roles of computation throughout the history of meteorology, giving most attention to the period from World War I to the 1960s. The electronic digital computer, a product of World War II, led to great advances in empirical, theoretical, and practical meteorology. At the same time, the use of the computer led to the discovery of so-called"chaotic systems, "and to the recognition that there may well be fundamental limits to predicting the weather. One of the very few books covering 20th century meteorology, this text is an excellent supplement to any course in general meteorology, forecasting, or history of science. Key Features * Provides a narrative account of the growth of meteorology in the 20th century * Explains how forecasting the weather became a physics-based science * Studies the impact of the computer on meteorology and thus provides an example of science transformed by the computer * Describes three traditions in meteorology: * The empirical tradition of gathering data and making inferences * A theoretical tradition of explaining atmospheric motions by means of the laws of physics * The practical tradition of predicting the weather * Analyzes the increasing role of calculation within each of the traditions and explains how electronic digital computers made possible many connections between traditions
Sparks of genius : portraits of electrical engineering excellence by Frederik Nebeker( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy and the geophysical tradition in the United States in the nineteenth century : a guide to the manuscript sources in the Library of the American Philosophical Society by Frederik Nebeker( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolution of electrical engineering : a personal perspective by Ernst Weber( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dawn of the electric age : electrical technologies in the shaping of the modern world, 1914-1945 by Frederik Nebeker( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much of the infrastructure of today's industrialized world arose in the period from the outbreak of World War I to the conclusion of World War II. It was during these years that the capabilities of traditional electrical engineering became ubiquitous. Even more importantly, it was during this time that a new type of electrical engineering--electronics--emerged. Because of its applications in communications, entertainment, industry, science and medicine, and the military, the electronics industry became a major part of the economy. Dawn of the Electronic Age explores how this engineering knowledge and its main applications developed in various scientific, economic, and social contexts, and explains how each was profoundly affected by electrical technologies. It takes an international perspective and a narrative approach, unfolding the story chronologically. --from publisher description
The 20th-century transformation of meteorology by Frederik Nebeker( )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creating modern computing( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Princeton mathematics community in the 1930's : an oral-history project( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signal processing : the emergence of a discipline, 1948 to 1998 by Frederik Nebeker( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charting the milestones of biomedical engineering : EMBS celebrates 50 years of shaping the field of biomedical engineering by Frederik Nebeker( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strings of experiments in high-energy physics: the upsilon experiments by Frederik Nebeker( )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The IEEE signal processing society : fifty years of service, 1948 to 1998 by Frederik Nebeker( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vision of genius : outstanding leaders in electrical engineering by Frederik Nebeker( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomy and the geophysical tradition in the United States in the nineteenth century : a guide to manuscript sources in the Library of the American Philosophy Society by Frederik Nebeker( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview with Jack Jagger by Jack Jagger( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack Jagger discusses his background, his work with accelerators and magnets, his time at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) and Argonne National Laboratory, Will Hansen, Ron Fest, and Randy Lenz
Oral history interview with S. Wylie by S Wylie( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wylie describes his background (his father was an Oxford don) and his education (Winchester, Oxford, and Princeton). He tells of the graduate program in mathematics at Princeton, and he talks about many faculty members including Tracy Thomas, J. H. M. Wedderburn, Solomon Lefschetz, James Alexander, and especially Albert Tucker. Wylie tells of some of the occurences at the Graduate College and in the common room of Fine Hall
Computation in meteorology in the interwar period, the Bergen school, punched cards, and Carl-Gustaf Rossby( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Oral history interview with Leon Lederman by Leon M Lederman( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this interview, Leon Lederman discusses his neutrino research. Topics discussed include: Brookhaven National Laboratory; European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN); Fermilab; Taiji Yamanouchi; Chuck Brown; John Yoh; Bob McCarthy; Nevis Laboratories; Georges Charpak; Saclay Nuclear Research Centre; J. Steinberger
 
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Dawn of the electronic age : electrical technologies in the shaping of the modern world, 1914 to 1945Dawn of the electric age : electrical technologies in the shaping of the modern world, 1914-1945
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From 0 to 1 : an authoritative history of modern computingCalculating the weather : meteorology in the 20th centuryThe evolution of electrical engineering : a personal perspectiveDawn of the electric age : electrical technologies in the shaping of the modern world, 1914-1945Creating modern computing