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Different ways of looking at electonics.
- Introduction: The saga
- Early days: Early developments
- Academics: E&M experiments
- Electricity: Dynamos, motors, and AC power distribution.
- Energy Sources: how to power everything
- Broadcasting: Radio and TV
- Radio Astronomy: Looking at the solar system and the universe
- Computers: Computers
Greeks decide to name electricity after 'amber'
Maxwell's equations predict the existence of electromagnetic waves.
Tesla and ball lightning
Ball lightning is a mysterious phenomenon, first documented by the Greeks.
A filament that glows due to ohmic heating (electron flow causes friction - heat - which causes the filament to glow white hot)
A method of communicating by pulses
Famous people and their contributions
Theory of electromagnetism ("electrodynamics")
Telephone, Telephone network
|De Forest||Triode vacuum tube used for detection, amplification, and oscillation|
DC power distribution, light bulb, phonograph, Edison Effect: thermionic emission
|Faraday||Electric motor, electric generator, electromagnetic induction, laws of electrolysis, diamagnetism|
|Fleming||Vacuum tube diode, based on thermionic emission, used as detector or rectifier|
|Henry||Self inductance, mutual inductance, electric relay|
|Hertz||Experimental testing of Maxwell's equations by sending and detecting electromagnetic radiation. Also photoelectric effect|
|Joule||Found the relationship between the flow of current through a resistance and the heat dissipated, now called Joule's law.|
|Kilby, Noyce||Integrated circuit|
Practical wireless telegraphy
Electromagnetic wave equations
Electrical current theory, "Ohm's Law:" R=V/I
|Ørsted||Electromagnetism: electric current produces magnetic field|
|Shockley, Bardeen and Brattain||Transistor|
|Tesla||Alternating current induction motor, polyphase electric transmission,Tesla coil for high frequency , high voltage electric fields, wireless remote control, wireless transmission of electromagnetic energy.|