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Connections for the digital age : multimedia communications for mobile, nomadic, and fixed devices

Author: E Bryan Carne
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2011.
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"Most notably used for computer screens and televisions, LCDs (liquid crystal displays) are a widely used technology. Providing both an historical and business-minded context, this extensive resource describes the unique scientific and engineering techniques used to create LCDs. The history of the science and technology behind the LCD is described in a prelude to the development of the device, presenting a rational  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E Bryan Carne
ISBN: 9781118054161 1118054164 9781118104521 1118104528 9781118104538 1118104536 9781118104545 1118104544 9780470930878 047093087X
OCLC Number: 711044804
Description: xiv, 259 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Series Editor s Foreword by Anthony C. Lowe. Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Author. 1 Double Refraction. 2 Electromagnetism. 3 Light in Matter. 4 The Polarization of an Electromagnetic Wave. 5 Liquid Crystals. 6 Thermodynamics for Liquid Crystals. 7 The Calculus of Variations. 8 The Mean Field. 9 Maier Saupe Theory. 10 Phenomenological Theory. 11 Static Continuum Theory. 12 Dynamic Continuum Theory. 13 The First Liquid Crystal Display. 14 Liquid Crystal Display Chemistry. 15 The Twisted Nematic. 16 Engineering the Liquid Crystal. 17 The Active Matrix. 18 New Screens. 19 The Transistor and Integrated Circuit. 20 A Transistor for the Active Matrix. 21 Semiconductor Fabrication. 22 Enhancing the Image. 23 The Wider View. 24 Liquid Crystal Television. 25 Glass, Panels, and Modules. 26 The Global LCD Business. 27 New Technologies and Products. Index.
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