The Life and Times of A D Blumlein
Burns, a physicist retired to a second career in the history of electrical engineering, presents the second biography of Blumlein (1903-42) this year. He describes how the British electronics engineer contributed enormously to the fields of telephony and electrical measurements, monophonic and stereophonic recording and reproduction, high definition television, electronics, antennas and cables, and radar systems of various types. Because the policy of the company he worked for discouraged publishing, only two learned society papers exist, there is no collection of personal letters, and most his friends and coworkers are dead, Burns has had to draw heavily on the 128 patents granted him between 1927 and 1942, but relegates the technical material to chapter-end notes for the sake of those who just want a good story.
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Monophonic recording and reproduction
Stereophonic recording and reproduction
PreEMI television history
EMI and highdefinition television
The London Station
Blumleins technical achievements in electronics
The battle against the night raiders and AI Mark IV
The Blitz and AI Mark VI radar
Miscellaneous wartime activities
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