2. Connecting Circuits

  1. H. Peter Alesso and
  2. Craig F. Smith

Published Online: 30 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470191538.ch2

Connections: Patterns of Discovery

Connections: Patterns of Discovery

How to Cite

Alesso, H. P. and Smith, C. F. (2007) Connecting Circuits, in Connections: Patterns of Discovery, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470191538.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 28 DEC 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470118818

Online ISBN: 9780470191538

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Keywords:

  • brain and nervous system;
  • billion-bit semiconductor memory chip;
  • diode vacuum tube

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Moore's Law Story

  • Edison's Electric Light

  • The Vacuum Tube Diode

  • The First Programmable Computers

  • ENIAC

  • The Transistor

  • How Transistors Work

  • Proof of Principle for the Transistor

  • The Microprocessor

  • How Microprocessors Work

  • Moore's Law

  • Patterns of Discovery

  • Forecast for Connecting Circuits