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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (john jardine)
Subject: Re: First Edition 1943 Radio Engineers Handbook
Date: 6 Nov 2002 04:34:54 -0800
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> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> email@example.com says...
> >firstname.lastname@example.org wrote in message news:<email@example.com>...
> >> 1943 first edition Radio Engineers' handbook by Frederick Emmons Terman
> >> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1578866409
> >Got his 1937 "Radio Engineering" for 1.0 UKP. Altogether rather
> >tedious. Much more informative was Ulrich Rohde's 1988 "Communications
> >Receivers" at 1.50 UKP.
> Intersting. I have an early 1930s copy of a 2-inch thick book called "Radio
> Physics". Much of is is still amazingly still relevant. Another one that
> dates from around 1938 is called "Mathematics for Radiomen". Interesing
> title. Now here in Canada, that title would get half the population whining
> about sexism, and one would be pressured into callinng it "Mathematics for
Yes ... I turn first to the old books if I'm after something really
basic. They tell it as it is without having to wade through endless
modern discourses on electron physics etc. (this was a time when 'men
Had figured out a method of electrolytically etching PCB's using a
stepper motor scanning arrangement and pumped electrolyte. Needed
Faradays electroplating constant. First port of call was Ayrton's
1898 tome on 'Practical electricity'!.
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