How the new technology works : a guide to high-tech concepts


How the new technology works : a guide to high-tech concepts

by Robert J. Cone

Oryx Press, 1991

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Includes bibliographical references and index



From artificial intelligence and digital image processing to semiconductors and supercomputers, this guide explains a wide range of complex "high-tech" scientific concepts and industries in straightforward, nontechnical language. Seventeen high tech topics are individually discussed in Part 1. Part 2 presents an overview of principles and concepts basic to high-tech industry. Part 3 briefly describes bar coding, computer-aided design and other entities that are integral parts of high tech systems and devices, or function as stand-alone units. Each entry contains a basic description of the topic, real world applications, historical background, detailed description, future applications, and suggested books, articles, and other publications for further reading. An index alphabetically lists entries by topic.


  • Part 1: artificial intelligence
  • chip
  • cryogenics
  • digital image processing
  • electrical power generation
  • expert systems
  • fibre optics
  • genetic engineering
  • laser
  • machine vision
  • medical imaging
  • networking
  • online databases
  • optical data storage
  • robots
  • supercomputers
  • superconductivity. Part 2: the electromagnetic spectrum
  • communications
  • digital signals
  • binary numjbers
  • the metric (SI) system. Part 3 Briefly discussed: bar coding, CAD (Computer-aided design)
  • CAM (Computer-aided manufacturing)
  • ceramics
  • communications satellites
  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)
  • holography
  • integrated optics
  • LCD (liquid crystal display)
  • microwave ovens
  • semiconductors
  • sensors
  • transistors.

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