The Silicon Web

The Silicon Web

The technology behind computers, fiber optics, and networks did not originate in the minds of engineers attempting to build an Internet.

Author: Michael G. Raymer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439803129

Category: Mathematics

Page: 600

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The technology behind computers, fiber optics, and networks did not originate in the minds of engineers attempting to build an Internet. The Internet is a culmination of intellectual work by thousands of minds spanning hundreds of years. We have built concept upon concept and technology upon technology to arrive at where we are today, in a world constructed of silicon pathways and controlled by silicon processors. From computers to optical communications, The Silicon Web: Physics for the Internet Age explores the core principles of physics that underlie those technologies that continue to revolutionize our everyday lives. Designed for the nonscientist, this text requires no higher math or prior experience with physics. It starts with an introduction to physics, silicon, and the Internet and then details the basic physics principles at the core of the information technology revolution. A third part examines the quantum era, with in-depth discussion of digital memory and computers. The final part moves onto the Internet era, covering lasers, optical fibers, light amplification, and fiber-optic and wireless communication technologies. The relation between technology and daily life is so intertwined that it is impossible to fully understand modern human experience without having at least a basic understanding of the concepts and history behind modern technology, which continues to become more prevalent as well as more ubiquitous. Going beyond the technical, the book also looks at ways in which science has changed the course of history. It clarifies common misconceptions while offering insight on the social impacts of science with an emphasis on information technology. As a pioneering researcher in quantum mechanics of light, author Michael Raymer has made his own significant contributions to contemporary communications technology
Categories: Mathematics

Essentials of Modern Communications

Essentials of Modern Communications

The Silicon WebPhysics for the Internet Age. Boston, MA: Taylor & Francis. ... Wireless Connectivity for the Internet of Things. Texas Instruments White Paper. Rice, M. (2009). Digital Communications: Discrete-Time Approach, 9e.

Author: Djafar K. Mynbaev

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119521457

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1088

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Explore Modern Communications and Understand Principles of Operations, Appropriate Technologies, and Elements of Design of Communication Systems Modern society requires a different set of communication systems than has any previous generation. To maintain and improve the contemporary communication systems that meet ever-changing requirements, engineers need to know how to recognize and solve cardinal problems. In Essentials of Modern Communications, readers will learn how modern communication has expanded and will discover where it is likely to go in the future. By discussing the fundamental principles, methods, and techniques used in various communication systems, this book helps engineers assess, troubleshoot, and fix problems that are likely to occur. In this reference, readers will learn about topics like: How communication systems respond in time and frequency domains Principles of analog and digital modulations Application of spectral analysis to modern communication systems based on the Fourier series and Fourier transform Specific examples and problems, with discussions around their optimal solutions, limitations, and applications Approaches to solving the concrete engineering problems of modern communications based on critical, logical, creative, and out-of-box thinking For readers looking for a resource on the fundamentals of modern communications and the possible issues they face, Essentials of Modern Communications is instrumental in educating on real-life problems that engineering students and professionals are likely to encounter.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Knowledge Economy and the City

Knowledge Economy and the City

Raymer, M. (2009) The Silicon Web: Physics for the Internet age. London: Taylor & Francis. Reeve, C. D. C. (1992) Practices of Reason: Aristotle's Nicomachean ethics. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Reilly, P. and S. Rahtz (eds) (1992) ...

Author: Ali Madanipour

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136720031

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This book explores the relationship between space and economy, the spatial expressions of the knowledge economy. The capitalist industrial economy produced its own space, which differed radically from its predecessor agrarian and mercantile economies. If a new knowledge-based economy is emerging, it is similarly expected to produce its own space to suit the new circumstances of production and consumption. If these spatial expressions do exist, even if in incomplete and partial forms, they are likely to be the model for the future of cities.
Categories: Business & Economics

Cities in Time

Cities in Time

Raymer, Michael, 2009, The Silicon Web: Physics for the Internet Age, London: Taylor & Francis. Rees, William, 2014, 'Avoiding collapse: An agenda for de-growth and relocalisation', in S. Davoudi and A. Madanipour, eds, ...

Author: Ali Madanipour

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474220736

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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From street-markets and pop-up shops to art installations and Olympic parks, the temporary use of urban space is a growing international trend in architecture and urban design. Partly a response to economic and ecological crisis, it also claims to offer a critique of the status quo and an innovative way forward for the urban future. Cities in Time aims to explore and understand the phenomenon, offering a first critical and theoretical evaluation of temporary urbanism and its implications for the present and future of our cities. The book argues that temporary urbanism needs to be understood within the broader context of how different concepts of time are embedded in the city. In any urban place, multiple, discordant and diverse timeframes are at play – and the chapters here explore these different conceptions of temporality, their causes and their effects. Themes explored include how institutionalised time regulates everyday urban life, how technological and economic changes have accelerated the city's rhythms, our existential and personal senses of time, concepts of memory and identity, virtual spaces, ephemerality and permanence.
Categories: Architecture

Higher Education in the Internet Age

Higher Education in the Internet Age

In this collaborative initiative , two faculty members and a librarian collaborated to create a Web site of local ... The Diversity Project provides universal access — through the Internet — to the cultural richness of the Silicon ...

Author: Patricia Senn Breivik

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275981940

Category: Education

Page: 322

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In this age of information literacy this vital work documents how libraries have become crucial to the success of both students and the institutions they attend.
Categories: Education

Nature In the Internet Age

Nature In the Internet Age

“Autism Makes a Happier Silicon Valley.” FTWealth (May 16, 2014). ... Accessed June 27, 2016. ... “The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains.

Author: C. Me

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387334452

Category: Computers


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The unity of nature that anchored the scientific era has now given way to fragmentation of the physical world. This fragmentation goes hand in hand with the social fragmentation that arose from the rising wealth, urbanization, mobility and technology of modernity. The internet both promotes and constrains the double fragmentation, for a thriving existence where things and people don’t quite connect. Herein four essays explore the change. “The Prize Fight” assesses how the internet shatters unity in the physical world, while constraining the bits of human experience. “Internet Society Sans Internet” views our era through the lens of other societies that, though technically weaker, have been as fragmented. “Physics Amid Fragmentation” shows how fragmentation now permeates physics, particularly in string theory and the resulting polemic on scientific proof. “Triangulating by PowerPoint” analyses why PowerPoint presentations have become a means of pathfinding in this new world.
Categories: Computers

Competing in the New Economy

Competing in the New Economy

Governance Strategies for the Digital Age Thomas W. Bonnett. In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee, working at a high-energy physics lab in Switzerland, developed a protocol called the World Wide Web. This, the now ubiquitous WWW, used hypertext to ...

Author: Thomas W. Bonnett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462831095

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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Categories: Political Science

Clio Wired

Clio Wired

The Future of the Past in the Digital Age Roy Rosenzweig ... trying to copy from the organic matter of the brain to the increasingly speedy pathways of silicon circuits. ... One reason is that the Web is getting very big, very fast.

Author: Roy Rosenzweig

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231150866

Category: History

Page: 384

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In these visionary essays, Roy Rosenzweig charts the impact of new media on teaching, researching, preserving, presenting, and understanding history. Negotiating between the "cyberenthusiasts" who champion technological breakthroughs and the "digitalskeptics" who fear the end of traditional humanistic scholarship, Rosenzweig re-envisions academic historians' practices and professional rites while analyzing and advocating for amateur historians' achievements. While he addresses the perils of "doing history" online, Rosenzweig eloquently identifies the promises of digital work, detailing innovative strategies for powerful searches in primary and secondary sources, the increased opportunities for dialogue and debate, and, most of all, the unprecedented access afforded by the Internet. Rosenzweig draws attention to the opening up of the historical record to new voices, the availability of documents and narratives to new audiences, and the attractions of digital technologies for new and diverse practitioners. Though he celebrates digital history's democratizing influences, Rosenzweig also argues that we can only ensure the future of the past in this digital age by actively resisting the efforts of corporations to put up gates and profit from the Web.
Categories: History

Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2002

Educational Media and Technology Yearbook 2002

Issues for libraries and information science in the Internet age . [ Book , 170p . , $ 45 ) . Libraries Unlimited , . Addresses censorship , information overload , archiving , and other challenges posed by Internet ...

Author: Mary Ann Fitzgerald

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563089106

Category: Education

Page: 400

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An important addition to your educational resource collection, the 27th volume of the popular Yearbook describes current developments and trends in the field of instructional technology. Prominent themes for this volume include e-learning, collaboration, the standards reform movement, and a critical look at the field in its historical context. EMTY has become a standard reference in libraries and professional collections across North America and is used by media and technology professionals in higher education and business contexts.
Categories: Education