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History of wireless

Author: Tapan Sarkar
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley-Interscience, ©2006.
Series: Wiley series in microwave and optical engineering.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presents insights into how various components and systems evolved. Premised on the idea that one cannot know a science without knowing its history, this work starts with the background - magnetism,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tapan Sarkar
ISBN: 0471718149 9780471718147 9780471783022 0471783021
OCLC Number: 61278425
Description: xix, 655 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: A chronology of developments of wireless communication and supporting electronics --
Wireless before Marconi --
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 --
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 c 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.
Series Title: Wiley series in microwave and optical engineering.
Responsibility: Tapan K. Sarkar [and others] ; with contributions from Duncan C. Baker [and others].
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"This insightful, well written volume will appeal to a broad scientific audience and is sure to become a classic in its field." (Instrumentation and Technology, November/December 2006) Read more...

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