Electricity, a Popular Electrical Journal ...


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Electricity

A Popular Electrical Journal ...
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Power Button

A History of Pleasure, Panic, and the Politics of Pushing
Author: Rachel Plotnick
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262038234
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 424
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Push a button and turn on the television; tap a button and get a ride; click a button and “like” something. The touch of a finger can set an appliance, a car, or a system in motion, even if the user doesn't understand the underlying mechanisms or algorithms. How did buttons become so ubiquitous? Why do people love them, loathe them, and fear them? In Power Button, Rachel Plotnick traces the origins of today's push-button society by examining how buttons have been made, distributed, used, rejected, and refashioned throughout history. Focusing on the period between 1880 and 1925, when “technologies of the hand” proliferated (including typewriters, telegraphs, and fingerprinting), Plotnick describes the ways that button pushing became a means for digital command, which promised effortless, discreet, and fool-proof control. Emphasizing the doubly digital nature of button pushing—as an act of the finger and a binary activity (on/off, up/down)—Plotnick suggests that the tenets of precomputational digital command anticipate contemporary ideas of computer users. Plotnick discusses the uses of early push buttons to call servants, and the growing tensions between those who work with their hands and those who command with their fingers; automation as “automagic,” enabling command at a distance; instant gratification, and the victory of light over darkness; and early twentieth-century imaginings of a future push-button culture. Push buttons, Plotnick tells us, have demonstrated remarkable staying power, despite efforts to cast button pushers as lazy, privileged, and even dangerous.

The Age of Edison

Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America
Author: Ernest Freeberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101605472
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
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A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb marked the arrival of modernity, transforming its inventor into a mythic figure and avatar of an era. In The Age of Edison, award-winning author and historian Ernest Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney Island and Broadway to the tiniest towns of rural America, tracing the progress of electric light through the reactions of everyone who saw it and capturing the wonder Edison’s invention inspired. It is a quintessentially American story of ingenuity, ambition, and possibility in which the greater forces of progress and change are made by one of our most humble and ubiquitous objects.

Journal of electricity, power, and gas


Author: P.C. Association
Publisher: Рипол Классик
ISBN: 5882248175
Category: History
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Magazine of Popular Science, and Journal of the Useful Arts


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The Magazine of Popular Science and Journal of the Useful Arts


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The popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw from the Encyclopedia Americana].


Author: Alexander Whitelaw
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The Electrical Journal


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Category: Electric engineering
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Electrical Journal


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Questions And Answers About Electric And Magnetic Fields Associated With The Use Of Electric Power


Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788146220
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 66
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Provides information about Electric & Magnetic Fields (EMF) exposure in the workplace. Describes what researchers have learned (& have yet to learn) about EMFs & identifies come sources of EMFs in various industries. This information should help workers & employers understand the scientific basis for the concerns & the uncertainties about EMF exposure. Contents: EMF basics; human health studies; biological studies; summaries & opinions; ongoing research; your EMF environment; sources of additional information. Extensive references.

When Old Technologies Were New

Thinking About Electric Communication in the Late Nineteenth Century
Author: Carolyn Marvin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198021384
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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In the history of electronic communication, the last quarter of the nineteenth century holds a special place, for it was during this period that the telephone, phonograph, electric light, wireless, and cinema were all invented. In When old Technologies Were New, Carolyn Marvin explores how two of these new inventions--the telephone and the electric light--were publicly envisioned at the end of the nineteenth century, as seen in specialized engineering journals and popular media. Marvin pays particular attention to the telephone, describing how it disrupted established social relations, unsettling customary ways of dividing the private person and family from the more public setting of the community. On the lighter side, she describes how people spoke louder when calling long distance, and how they worried about catching contagious diseases over the phone. A particularly powerful chapter deals with telephonic precursors of radio broadcasting--the "Telephone Herald" in New York and the "Telefon Hirmondo" of Hungary--and the conflict between the technological development of broadcasting and the attempt to impose a homogenous, ethnocentric variant of Anglo-Saxon culture on the public. While focusing on the way professionals in the electronics field tried to control the new media, Marvin also illuminates the broader social impact, presenting a wide-ranging, informative, and entertaining account of the early years of electronic media.

The American Journal of Science and Arts


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Electric Power


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Category: Electric power
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Innovation as a Social Process

Elihu Thomson and the Rise of General Electric
Author: W. Bernard Carlson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521533126
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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Elihu Thomson was a major American inventor of electric light and power systems. A contemporary of Thomas Edison, Thomson performed the engineering and design work necessary to make electric lighting a common product. From the 1880s to the 1930s, Thomson was employed by the General Electric Company and its predecessors. Working within the corporation, Thomson reveals how successful inventions are based on explicit links among technological artifacts, marketing strategy, and the business organization needed for manufacturing and marketing.

We Modern People

Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity
Author: Anindita Banerjee
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819573353
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 230
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Science fiction emerged in Russia considerably earlier than its English version and instantly became the hallmark of Russian modernity. We Modern People investigates why science fiction appeared here, on the margins of Europe, before the genre had even been named, and what it meant for people who lived under conditions that Leon Trotsky famously described as “combined and uneven development.” Russian science fiction was embraced not only in literary circles and popular culture, but also by scientists, engineers, philosophers, and political visionaries. Anindita Banerjee explores the handful of well-known early practitioners, such as Briusov, Bogdanov, and Zamyatin, within a much larger continuum of new archival material comprised of journalism, scientific papers, popular science texts, advertisements, and independent manifestos on social transformation. In documenting the unusual relationship between Russian science fiction and Russian modernity, this book offers a new critical perspective on the relationship between science, technology, the fictional imagination, and the consciousness of being modern.

A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering


Author: Andrew Butterfield,John Szymanski
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191038660
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 624
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This popular dictionary, formerly published as the Penguin Dictionary of Electronics, has been extensively revised and updated, providing more than 5,000 clear, concise, and jargon-free A-Z entries on key terms, theories, and practices in the areas of electronics and electrical science. Topics covered include circuits, power, systems, magnetic devices, control theory, communications, signal processing, and telecommunications, together with coverage of applications areas such as image processing, storage, and electronic materials. The dictionary is enhanced by dozens of equations and nearly 400 diagrams. It also includes 16 appendices listing mathematical tables and other useful data, including essential graphical and mathematical symbols, fundamental constants, technical reference tables, mathematical support tools, and major innovations in electricity and electronics. More than 50 useful web links are also included with appropriate entries, accessible via a dedicated companion website. A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is the most up-to-date quick reference dictionary available in its field, and is a practical and wide-ranging resource for all students of electronics and of electrical engineering.

The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal


Author: Ralph Griffiths,G. E. Griffiths
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English imprints
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Arcana of Science and Art, Or an Annual Register of Popular Inventions and Improvements, Abridged from the Transactions of Public Societies, and from the Scientific Journals, British and Foreign, of the Past Year


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Category: Industrial arts
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Artificial Intelligence Techniques in Power Systems


Author: K. Warwick
Publisher: IET
ISBN: 9780852968970
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 302
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Annotation Covers methods originating in artificial intelligence research used to solve complex power system problems, including problems such as reactive power control, alarm analysis, fault diagnosis, protection systems, and load forecasting. Investigates methods including expert systems, fuzzy logic, neural networks, and genetic algorithms in terms of their applicability in power systems, covering basic principles, applications, and case studies. For professionals with backgrounds in power systems or artificial intelligence computing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.