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Wireless from Marconi's Black-Box to the Audion

by Sungook Hong

  • ISBN: 9780262082983
  • ISBN10: 0262082985

Wireless from Marconi's Black-Box to the Audion

by Sungook Hong

  • List Price: $40.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Mit Pr
  • Publish date: 10/01/2001
  • ISBN: 9780262082983
  • ISBN10: 0262082985
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Description: By 1897 Guglielmo Marconi had transformed James Clerk Maxwells 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 Marconis 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 Marconis opponent Nevil Maskelyne interfered with Flemings public demonstration of Marconis 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, Flemings role as a public witness to Marconis private experiments, and the nature of Marconis
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