Book about history of electrical engineering

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Rufinus

Joined Apr 29, 2020
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Hello. I´m economist (I know a little bit of electricity and electronics), but I love electrical engineering and I´d like to learn about the evolution of that. 50% history, 50% technical information. The first dynamos, the first alternators, electrical grids, converters, transformators, war of the currents, motors, etc... You know, the first steps.

I have looked up in google but I´m not sure. Could anyone help me?

Thank you very much.

Best regards
 

SamR

Joined Mar 19, 2019
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The book by Hans is a synopsis of electricity/electronics from early Greeks to modern chip technology. He does a very good job of hitting all the highlights. If you haven't read it, you should enjoy the time doing so.
 

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Rufinus

Joined Apr 29, 2020
106
Thank you for all your answers.

I know I can look up, but maybe I buy 1, 2 or 3 books and they couldn´t be what I looking for, so maybe you can help me if you have read thoose books


Microsoft Word - Title Page.doc (historyofelectronics.com) Much Ado About Almost Nothing, Man's Encounter with the Electron, Written by Hans Camenzind the engineer responsible for inventing the most popular integrated circuit ever, the NE555 timer chip.
thank you this one seems veeeery good.
 
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