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The Resource Wireless : from Marconi's black-box to the audion, Sungook Hong

Wireless : from Marconi's black-box to the audion, Sungook Hong

Label
Wireless : from Marconi's black-box to the audion
Title
Wireless
Title remainder
from Marconi's black-box to the audion
Statement of responsibility
Sungook Hong
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By 1897 Guglielmo Marconi had transformed James Clerk Maxwell's theory of electromagnetic waves into a workable wireless telegraphy system, and by 1907 Lee de Forest had invented the audion, a feedback amplifier and oscillator that opened the way to practical radio transmission. Fifteen years after Marconi's invention, wireless had become an essential means of communication, as well as a hobby for many. This book offers a new perspective on the early days of wireless communication. Drawing on previously untapped archival evidence and recent work in the history and sociology of science and technology, it examines the substance and context of both experimental and theoretical aspects of engineering and scientific practices in the first years of this technology. It offers new insights into the relationship between Marconi and his scientific advisor, the physicist John Ambrose Fleming (inventor of the vacuum tube). It includes the full story of the infamous 1903 incident in which Marc ni's opponent Nevil Maskelyne interfered with Fleming's public demonstration of Marconi's syntonic (tuning) system at the Royal Institution by sending derogatory messages from his own transmitter. The analysis of the Maskelyne affair highlights the struggle between Marconi and his opponents, the efficacy of early syntonic devices, Fleming's role as a public witness to Marconi's private experiments, and the nature of Marconi's "shows." It also provides a rare case study of how the credibility of an engineer can be created, consumed, and suddenly destroyed. The book concludes with a discussion of de Forest's audion and the shift from wireless telegraphy to radio."
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hong, Sungook
Dewey number
384.5/2/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
TK6547
LC item number
.H66 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Transformations: studies in the history of science and technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Radio
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • Radio
  • Radiocommunicatie
Label
Wireless : from Marconi's black-box to the audion, Sungook Hong
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-244) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hertzian optics and wireless telegraphy -- Inventing the invention of wireless telegraphy : Marconi versus Lodge -- Grafting power technology onto wireless telegraphy : Marconi and Fleming on transatlantic signaling -- Tuning, jamming, and the Maskelyne affair -- Transforming an effect into an artifact : the thermionic valve -- The audion and the continuous wave -- Epilogue : The making of the radio age -- Appendix : Electronic theory and the "good earth" in wireless telegraphy
Control code
51991214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262082983
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 7255
  • 9780262275637
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51991214
Label
Wireless : from Marconi's black-box to the audion, Sungook Hong
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-244) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hertzian optics and wireless telegraphy -- Inventing the invention of wireless telegraphy : Marconi versus Lodge -- Grafting power technology onto wireless telegraphy : Marconi and Fleming on transatlantic signaling -- Tuning, jamming, and the Maskelyne affair -- Transforming an effect into an artifact : the thermionic valve -- The audion and the continuous wave -- Epilogue : The making of the radio age -- Appendix : Electronic theory and the "good earth" in wireless telegraphy
Control code
51991214
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262082983
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 7255
  • 9780262275637
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51991214

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