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Ferdinand Braun : a life of the Nobel prizewinner and inventor of the cathode-ray oscilloscope / Friedrich Kurylo and [translated and adapted by] Charles Susskind.

; Susskind, Charles
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, [1981] .
ISBN 9780262110778, 0262110776

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Standard Title Ferdinand Braun, Leben und Wirken des Erfinders der Braunschen Röhre, Nobelpreisträger 1909. English
Other Authors Susskind, Charles.
Subjects Braun, Ferdinand (Physiker)
Braun, Ferdinand <1850-1918>
Braun, Ferdinand, (1850-1918)
Braun, Ferdinand, 1850-1918.
Physiciens - Allemagne - Biographies.
Physiciens -- Allemagne -- Biographies.
Physicists -- Germany -- Biography.
Description xiv, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1981]
Notes "Revised edition of Ferdinand Braun, Leben und Wirken des Erfinders der Braunschen Röhre, Nobelpreis [träger] 1909"--Verso t.p. Originally published: Munich : Moos, 1965.
Includes indexes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-275).
Summary Ferdinand Braun was one of the great scientists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and one of the most productive. He discovered the rectifier effect, the basis of modern solid-state electronics--the seed from which grew today's semiconductors, transistors, silicon chips. He invented the cathode-ray oscilloscope, one of the most useful and versatile scientific instruments of the twentieth century--and the basis for our indispensable TV tubes. And he made pioneering and fundamental contributions to "wireless telegraphy"--The work for which he and the universally remembered Marconi were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in physics in 1909 and which led to today's radio, radar, and television transmissions. Add to this Braun's further accomplishments in pure science--his thermodynamic studies, his development of magnetic compounds--and it becomes clear that Braun has been unjustly neglected in the modern era whose technological foundation owes so much to his work. This scientific biography, however, does considerably more than restore Braun to his proper reputation: it has a fascinating story to tell. Of particular interest is its account of the early days of radio transmission, and the competition of Braun and his associates with Marconi and company to extend the range and improve the reception of radio signals. The technical basis of Braun's contributions are clearly explained.
Contents Childhood years (1850-1868) -- University years in Marburg and Berlin (1868-1872) -- Assistant in Würzburg (1872-1874) -- Teacher at the Thomas Gymnasium in Leipzig (1874-1877) -- Associate professor in Marburg and Strasbourg (1877-1882) -- Creative years: professor in Karlsruhe, Tübingen, and Strasbourg (1883-1918) -- The founding of firms and great discoveries (1897-1908) -- Years of honors (1909-1918) -- Epilogue -- Appendix A. Nobel prize presentation speech by Hans Hildebrand, President of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 11 December 1909 -- Appendix B. Electric oscillations and wireless telegraphy--Ferdinand Braun's Nobel lecture, given at Stockholm on 11 November 1909.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area Germany
Network Numbers (OCoLC)7272944
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Kurylo, Friedrich.
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