The Resource The silicon web : physics for the Internet age, Michael G. Raymer

The silicon web : physics for the Internet age, Michael G. Raymer

Label
The silicon web : physics for the Internet age
Title
The silicon web
Title remainder
physics for the Internet age
Statement of responsibility
Michael G. Raymer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Silicon Web: Physics for the Internet Age explores the core principles of physics that underlie those technologies that continue to revolutionize our everyday lives. Designed for the nonscientist, this text requires no higher math or prior experience with physics. It starts with an introduction to physics, silicon, and the Internet and then details the basic physics principles at the core of the information technology revolution. A third part examines the quantum era, with in-depth discussion of digital memory and computers. The final part moves onto the Internet era, covering lasers, optical fibers, light amplification, and fiber-optic and wireless communication technologies."--pub. desc
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Raymer, Michael G
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
QC23.2
LC item number
.R36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Solid state physics
  • Electromagnetism
  • Mathematical physics
  • Telecommunication
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Physik
  • Informationstechnik
  • Angewandte Physik
  • Informationstechnik
  • Internet
  • Telekommunikation
  • Electromagnetism
  • Information technology
  • Internet
  • Mathematical physics
  • Physics
  • Solid state physics
  • Telecommunication
Label
The silicon web : physics for the Internet age, Michael G. Raymer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Physics and its relation to computer and Internet technologies -- Mathematics : the language of science and technology -- Mechanics : energy enables information technology -- Matter and heat : colling computers is required by the physics of computation -- Electricity and magnetism : the workhorses of information technology -- Digital electronics and computer logic -- Waves : sound, radio, and light -- Analog and digital communication -- Quantum physics of atoms and materials -- Semiconductor physics : transistors and circuits -- Digital memory and computers -- Photons : light detectors and light-emitting diodes -- Light and optical fibers for the Internet -- Light amplification and lasers -- Fiber-optics communication -- Communication networks and the Internet
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxv, 571 p.
Isbn
9781439803110
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054580
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)262430625
  • (OCoLC)ocn262430625
Label
The silicon web : physics for the Internet age, Michael G. Raymer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Physics and its relation to computer and Internet technologies -- Mathematics : the language of science and technology -- Mechanics : energy enables information technology -- Matter and heat : colling computers is required by the physics of computation -- Electricity and magnetism : the workhorses of information technology -- Digital electronics and computer logic -- Waves : sound, radio, and light -- Analog and digital communication -- Quantum physics of atoms and materials -- Semiconductor physics : transistors and circuits -- Digital memory and computers -- Photons : light detectors and light-emitting diodes -- Light and optical fibers for the Internet -- Light amplification and lasers -- Fiber-optics communication -- Communication networks and the Internet
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
xxv, 571 p.
Isbn
9781439803110
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054580
Other physical details
ill., music
System control number
  • (OCoLC)262430625
  • (OCoLC)ocn262430625

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