Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Eighteen-Volume Set, Second Edition: 18 Volume Set

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9780122269301: Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, Eighteen-Volume Set, Second Edition: 18 Volume Set

The Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology contains in-depth presentations on all of today's critical technology areas, including:
Materials synthesis and processing
Electronic and photonic materials synthesis and processing
Electronic and photonic materials
Ceramics
Composites
High performance metals and alloys
Flexible computer-integrated manufacturing
Intelligent process equipment
Micro- and nano-fabrication
Software
Microelectronics and opto-electronics
High performance computing and networking
High definition imaging and displays
Sensors and signal processing
Data storage and peripherals
Computer simulation and modeling
Aeronautics
Surface transportation technologies
Energy technologies
Pollution remediation and waste management
These technologies were specified as critical by a thirteen-member National Critical Technologies panel composed of government and private-sector members and chaired by chemist William D. Phillips.
The Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology contains in-depth first-principle and applications descriptions of all the major emerging technologies in the physical sciences, inlcluding:
Advanced materials
Advanced semiconductor devices
Artificial intelligence
Digital imaging technology
Flexible computer-integrated manufacturing
High-density data storage
High-performance computing
Opto-electronics
Sensor technology
Superconductors
The completely revised and updated Second Edition includes the following contributions:
Thirty-one from the University of California that cover subjects ranging from nuclear energy, materials, mathematics, astronomy, and computers to anti-ballistic missile defense systems and laser applications
Eighteen from the AT&T Bell Laboratories that cover communications disciplines, such as digital speech processing, telecommunications switching, and optical fibers
Eleven from NASA that cover astronomy, atmospheric sciences, and space flight
Nine from the University of Illinois that cover subjects ranging from manufacturing process technology and scientific information services to environmental data acquisition and very large scale integration (VLSI design)
Eight from United States Navy Research Centers that cover x-ray lasers and telecommunications through non-linear optics and fluid dynamics
Eight from the California Institute of Technology that cover astronomy, space sciences, and parallel computing
Eight from the University of Colorado that cover subjects ranging from atomic physics ad geochemistry to telecommunications and the materials for microcircuitry
Seven from the Electric Power Research Institute that cover power generation systems and air pollution
Six from Cornell University that cover the solar system, bioprocess engineering, lasers, and dynamics
Countries participating in the preparation of the Encyclopedia include:
76% United States institutions and 24% foreign institutions
12% with the European Economic Community (EEC)--7% of the contributors are from the United Kingdom, 3% are from Germany, and 1% are from Austria
1% Israel, France, and Japan
7% at institutions in Canada--the combination of the United States and Canada accounts for 83% of the contributions
The author-institution community includes contributions from a total of eighteen countries--the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, France, Israel, Japan, Austria, EEC institutions, Australia, Spain, the Netherlands, India, Korea, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and Italy
The number of articles contributed by each country (excluding the United States) are:
49--the United Kingdom
46--Canada
22--Germany
9--France
7--Israel
7--Japan
5--Austria
2--EEC institutions
2--Australia
2--Spain
2--Netherlands
1--India
1--Korea
1--Norway
1--New Zealand
1--Sweden
1--Switzerland
1--Italy

SUBJECT AREAS COVERED
13% Aeronautics, Materials, and Engineering
8% Astronomy and Space Technology
11% Atmospheric and Earth Sciences
14% Computer Science and Telecommunications
8% Electronics
8% Mathematics
16% Physical, Organic, Inorganic, and Environmental Chemistry
16% Physics
6% Power, Propulsion, and Nuclear Technology

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