FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS


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FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS
FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS1. From vacuum tubes to transistors. The science of electronics was founded on the ability of the electron tube (most importantly, the vacuum tube) to generate, amplify, and control an electric signal to accomplish a wide variety of functions. During its half-century dominance of the electronics art, the vacuum tube fostered the invention of radio, television, and radar, of factory automation and computers, and indeed of all the phenomena that we associate with electronics even today. Yet, with the invention of the transistor by Bell Laboratories in 1948, the tube was headed for extinction. Today, except for a few special functions, it no longer occupies an important place in electronic technology.
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Terrell Croft; Frederic P. Hartwell; Wilford I. Summers: American Electricians' Handbook, Sixteenth Edition. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRONICS, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2013), AccessEngineering Export