How the New Technology Works

How the New Technology Works

A Guide to High-tech Concepts

eBook - 1998
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DescriptionNamed one of Library Journal's Best Sci-Tech Books in 1991, How the New Technology Works was praised as containing …a wealth of basic information on the frontiers of high technology. Now, this user-friendly guide has been substantially updated. It explains more than 40 high-tech topics in clear, easy-to-read language. Among the new topics covered in this fascinating reference work are micromachining, nanotechnology, biotechnology, planetary spacecraft, charged-coupled devices (CCD), global positioning systems (GPS), and circuits. The original entries have also been updated to reflect the latest technological developments in fields such as genetic engineering, lasers, networking, optical data storage, robotics, and supercomputers.


DescriptionNamed one of Library Journal's Best Sci-Tech Books in 1991, How the New Technology Works was praised as containing "...a wealth of basic information on the frontiers of high technology." Now, this user-friendly guide has been substantially updated. It explains more than 40 high-tech topics in clear, easy-to-read language. Among the new topics covered in this fascinating reference work are micromachining, nanotechnology, biotechnology, planetary spacecraft, charged-coupled devices (CCD), global positioning systems (GPS), and circuits. The original entries have also been updated to reflect the latest technological developments in fields such as genetic engineering, lasers, networking, optical data storage, robotics, and supercomputers.

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Designed to provide a basic understanding of the general principles on which high-tech mechanisms operate. The authors describe 17 high-tech devices and systems in terms of their development, capabilities, operating principles, applications, and possible future lines of development. They then offer a nontechnical overview of electro- magnetic, communications, and measurement concepts. They conclude by discussing several new and updated technologies, including the Global Positioning System and planetary spacecraft. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Phoenix, AZ : Oryx Press, 1998
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780585063706
0585063702
157356138X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 133 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Barnes-Svarney, Patricia L.

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