Electronics research publishing co, NY 1947 first edition; 202 pages,Cross Index of Subjects at rear.
Condition: Good+ red pebbled-decorated hardcover, some wear at spine ends & corners, binding is solid, pages are clean & unmarked; toned at outer margins of paper with acidity and age. Owner's inscription on endpaper (signed Frank, could be author).
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Item DescriptionA Subject Index to Electronic Engineering Periodicals, July 1945 to December 1946, with a Cumulative Cross Index of Subjects at rear for years 1925-1945 as well as the present compilation.
Includes a list of periodicals indexed; the Master Index itself; Bibliography of Engineering Texts; Trade Literature; and the Cross-Index. Double-column text.
Individual citations from the technical literature, under such Headings as Acoustics; Ampllification, Amplifiers; Amplifiers, Feedback; Antennas; Microwaves; Oscilloscopes; Vacuum Tubes (with subheadings such as Grids, Manufacturers, Measurements, Noise, Beam Power, diodes, Electron-multiplier, Pentodes, Industrial, Miniature, transmitting ultra-high frequency, etc).
Extraordinarily helpful reference for any of the era's engineering literature, from well-known publications to those rather obscure.
In particular, there are the first mentions of published items in computing -- Computers, Electronic -- with 15 entries, including the K-8 computing gunsight article in Electronics magazine; and Arthur Burks article in Electronics Industry magazine on Super electronic computing machine, ENIAC performs 5000 computations per second; and US War Department unveils 18,000 tube robot calculator, from Electronics.