Alexanderson : pioneer in American electrical engineering / James E. Brittain

Author(s): Brittain, James E., 1931-
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Subjects: Electrical engineers--United States--Biography
Inventors--United States--Biography
Alexanderson, Ernst Fredrik Werner, 1878-1975
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c1992
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology new ser., no. 12
Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology new ser., no. 12
LC Classification: T, TK
Physical Description: xv, 381 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Preface
1. From Uppsala to Schenectady: The Heritage of an Engineer-Inventor 1
2. Dialectical Engineer: Power and Wireless Engineering 20
3. High-Frequency Alternators and Wireless Politics 55
4. Corporate Consultant: The Magnetic Amplifier, Applied Electronics, and the Phase Converter 73
5. Stentorian Alternator: The Creation of the Alexanderson Radio System 104
6. "Alexanderson the Great": The Origins of the Radio Corporation of America 137
7. Television, Thyratron Applications, and Engineering Philosophy 180
8. Electronic Engineering: The Invention of the Amplidyne 213
9. "Inventor for Victory" 256
10. "Inventors Never Stop!" 286
Epilogue 307
Appendix 311
Bibliographic Note 323
Notes 325
Index 371
Notes: LCCN: 91036731
ISBN: 080184228X
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 24546027
ISBN/ISSN: 080184228X