The Science of Radio.: With Matlab and Electronics Workbench Demonstration, 2nd edition (Google eBook)

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Springer Science & Business Media, Jul 1, 2001 - Computers - 466 pages
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The Science of Radio explains the working and charts the development of the ordinary AM radio receiver, which has become an integral part of our lives in the 80 years since its invention. As well as showing the reader the growth of technology in this century, the story of AM radio can provide a unique insight into the basics of electrical engineering, making the primary concepts and applications visual and comprehensible. Taking a "top down" approach to the subject, Nahin starts with a broad overview of radio as a sociological and technological phenomenon, then describes specific advances in research that made radio possible, moving through deeper levels of technical detail as the story progresses. Readers will see how various concepts and theories are combined to achieve specific practical results. And the book's "just in time" method of introducing mathematical and physical theory only as needed to understand a topic, helps readers gain a firm grasp of often elusive material. By focusing specifically on the workings of AM radio, The Science of Radio offers both a fascinating history of radio as an information and entertainment medium and a practical, applications-oriented introduction to electrical engineering. This second edition, written the same witty and accessible style as the first, also includes illustrative examples based on the popular MATLAB and Electronics Workbench programs now commonly used in engineering courses, as well as new technical material on differential amplifiers, more end-of-chapters problems, and additional historical discussion. About the author Paul J. Nahin is Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of New Hampshire, and is the author of Oliver Heaviside: Sage In Solitude (IEEE Press); Time Machines: Time Travel In Physics, Metaphysics And Science Fiction, (AIP Press); and An Imaginary Tale; The Story Of The Square Root Of Minus One, (Princeton University Press).
  

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It is fine text book, but with some historic inaccuracies. According to my opinion, some of the information in this book is deliberately manipulated and changed in order to obfuscate real personalities and hide some correlated historic events.
One example: on the page 262 Nikola Tesla is described in the list of people in the picture as being John Carson
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Contents

PROLOGUE
xxxi
Mostly History and a Little Math
1
1 Solution to an Old Problem
3
2 Preradio History of Radio Waves
13
3 Antennas as Launchers and Interceptors of Electromagnetic Waves
26
4 Early Radio
37
5 Receiving Spark Transmitter Signals
53
6 Mathematics of AM Sidebands
66
18 Multiplying by Sampling and Filtering
244
Mathematics of Unmultiplying
251
19 Synchronous Demodulation and its Problems
253
20 Analytic Signals and SingleSideband Radio
261
21 Denouement
278
22 Epilogue
294
Technical Appendices
313
Complex Exponentials
315

7 First Continuous Waves and the Heterodyne Concept
75
8 Birth of Electronics
102
Mostly Math and a Little History
119
9 Fourier Series and Their Physical Meaning
121
10 Convergence in Energy of the Fourier Series
136
11 Radio Spectrum of a SparkGap Transmitter
156
12 Fourier Integral Theorem and the Continuous Spectrum
168
13 Physical Meaning of the Fourier Transform
179
in Time and Frequency
187
15 Convolution Theorems Frequency Shifts and Causal Time Signals
212
Nonlinear Circuits for Multiplication
233
16 Multiplying by Squaring and Filtering
235
17 Squaring and Multiplying with Matched Nonlinearities
241
What Is and Is Not a Linear TimeInvariant System Superposition
328
TwoTerminal Components Kirch hoffs Circuit Laws Magnetic Coupling Complex Impedances ac Amplitude and Phase Responses Power Energy and...
334
Thevenins and Nortons Theorems
368
Resonance in Electrical Circuits
377
Differential and Operational Amplifiers
390
Reversing the Order of Integration on Double Integrals and Differentiating an Integral
406
The Fourier Integral Theorem How Mathematicians Dolt
429
The Hilbert Integral Transform
436
Table of Fourier Transform Pairs and Theorems
450
Last Words
452
Name Index
455
Subject Index
461
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Paul J. Nahin is professor emeritus of electrical engineering at the University of New Hampshire. He is the best-selling author of many popular-math books, including "Duelling Idiots and Other Probability Puzzlers," "The Logician and the Engineer," "Number-Crunching," "Mrs. Perkins's Electric Quilt," and "An Imaginary Tale" (all Princeton).

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