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Flowing Currents: The Quest to Build Tiny Transistors
     

Flowing Currents: The Quest to Build Tiny Transistors

by Glen Phelan
 
This inspiring science book from National Geographic illustrates the quest towards the future of technological development.

Transistors are a vital part of almost every electronic device we use today. Tiny transistors joined together as integrated circuits are used in all our powerful computers. The story behind the invention of the transistor traces advances

Overview

This inspiring science book from National Geographic illustrates the quest towards the future of technological development.

Transistors are a vital part of almost every electronic device we use today. Tiny transistors joined together as integrated circuits are used in all our powerful computers. The story behind the invention of the transistor traces advances in science and math from the earliest mechanical calculators used thousands of years ago to the breakthrough invention of the solid-state amplifier by Bell Labs in the 1940s. The strong personalities, fortunate accidents, and challenging research behind these advances bring science to life in Digital Revolution.

Glen Phelan's lively text examines the complex history of the tiny transistors that have come to power our modern electronic world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792255451
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
08/22/2006
Series:
Science Quest Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.34(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Glen Phelan has been a teacher and editor, and has written of several books on a variety of science topics. Glen lives in the Chicago area.

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