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Modern Devices : The Simple Physics of Sophisticated Technology, Hardback Book

Modern Devices : The Simple Physics of Sophisticated Technology Hardback


Focuses on the common recurring physical principles behind sophisticated modern devices This book discusses the principles of physics through applications of state-of-the-art technologies and advanced instruments.

The authors use diagrams, sketches, and graphs coupled with equations and mathematical analysis to enhance the reader s understanding of modern devices.

Readers will learn to identify common underlying physical principles that govern several types of devices, while gaining an understanding of the performance trade-off imposed by the physical limitations of various processing methods.

The topics discussed in the book assume readers have taken an introductory physics course, college algebra, and have a basic understanding of calculus. * Describes the basic physics behind a large number of devices encountered in everyday life, from the air conditioner to Blu-ray discs * Covers state-of-the-art devices such as spectrographs, photoelectric image sensors, spacecraft systems, astronomical and planetary observatories, biomedical imaging instruments, particle accelerators, and jet engines * Includes access to a book companion site that houses Power Point slides Modern Devices: The Simple Physics of Sophisticated Technology is designed as a reference for professionals that would like to gain a basic understanding of the operation of complex technologies.

The book is also suitable as a textbook for upper-level undergraduate non-major students interested in physics.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 528 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Physics
  • ISBN: 9780470900437



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