Understanding the Nanotechnology Revolution
Copyright © 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Author(s): Prof. Edward L. Wolf, Manasa Medikonda
Published Online: 2 APR 2012 05:02AM EST
Print ISBN: 9783527411092
Online ISBN: 9783527664863
About this Book
A unique introduction for general readers to the underlying concepts of nanotechnology, covering a wide spectrum ranging from biology to quantum computing.
The material is presented in the simplest possible way, including a few mathematical equations, but not mathematical derivations. It also outlines as simply as possible the major contributions to modern technology of physics-based nanophysical devices, such as the atomic clock, global positioning systems, and magnetic resonance imaging. As a result, readers are able to establish a connection between nanotechnology and day-to-day applications, as well as with advances in information technology based on fast computers, the internet, dense data storage, Google searches, and new concepts for renewable energy harvesting.
Also of interest to professionals working in law, finance, or teaching who wish to understand nanotechnology in a broad context, and as general reading for electrical, chemical and computer engineers, materials scientists, applied physicists and mathematicians, as well as for students of these disciplines.