How the Genie of Electronics Sprang Out [Historical]

  title={How the Genie of Electronics Sprang Out [Historical]},
  author={Massimo Guarnieri},
  journal={IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine},
  • M. Guarnieri
  • Published 18 March 2015
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
Electronics is the branch of physics and technology concerning the behavior and movement of electrons in solids, fluids, and in a vacuum; it also deals with tubes, solid-state components, and integrated ?circuits, which work according to electron motions. It was the discovery of the electron that opened the way to this sector of science and technology, which has so deeply influenced our lives throughout all of the last century and still does in the present one, and to which this magazine is… Expand


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  • M. Guarnieri
  • Engineering
  • IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
  • 2013
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