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The Resource Cell phone science : what happens when you call and why, Michele Sequeira, Michael Westphal

Cell phone science : what happens when you call and why, Michele Sequeira, Michael Westphal

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Cell phone science : what happens when you call and why
Title
Cell phone science
Title remainder
what happens when you call and why
Statement of responsibility
Michele Sequeira, Michael Westphal
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Product Description: Their buzzes, beeps, bells, and tunes have disrupted countless classes, movies, and meals; public auditoriums now have signs posted prominently asking people to turn their cell phones off; cities such as Santa Fe have banned their use in automobiles. But these little connection gadgets have become ubiquitous because they are so useful many would blanch at the thought of losing their cell phone. Cell phones are useful because of the science, technology, and design that are blended to make them function. In this work, authors Michele Sequeira and Michael Westphal help people explore this now-commonplace, socially important gadget that connects them with their friends. The underlying science and technologies, and some of the history that has influenced the development of cell phones, are discussed. Emphasis is given to building science and technology concepts through simple analogies with commonplace items and ideas
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
621.3845/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK6564.4.C45
LC item number
S47 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Barbara Guth worlds of wonder science series for young readers
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Cell phone science : what happens when you call and why, Michele Sequeira, Michael Westphal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Note from the authors -- Chapter 1: Introduction: what is a cell phone? -- Chapter 2: Plastic, the shell, and face of your phone -- Chapter 3: Cell phones don't think like you do -- Chapter 4: Semiconductor chips, the brains -- Chapter 5: Cell phone's logic is written in its software -- Chapter 6: Getting the message through: call transmission -- Chapter 7: Batteries are a gas tank full of electrons -- Chapter 8: Good design: bringing the technologies together -- Chapter 9: Thank you for turning off your cell phone -- If you want to know more about cell phones -- Glossary -- Illustrations credits -- Index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
174 p.
Isbn
9780826349682
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010028600
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn650504354
  • (OCoLC)650504354
  • 1698966
Label
Cell phone science : what happens when you call and why, Michele Sequeira, Michael Westphal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Note from the authors -- Chapter 1: Introduction: what is a cell phone? -- Chapter 2: Plastic, the shell, and face of your phone -- Chapter 3: Cell phones don't think like you do -- Chapter 4: Semiconductor chips, the brains -- Chapter 5: Cell phone's logic is written in its software -- Chapter 6: Getting the message through: call transmission -- Chapter 7: Batteries are a gas tank full of electrons -- Chapter 8: Good design: bringing the technologies together -- Chapter 9: Thank you for turning off your cell phone -- If you want to know more about cell phones -- Glossary -- Illustrations credits -- Index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
174 p.
Isbn
9780826349682
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010028600
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn650504354
  • (OCoLC)650504354
  • 1698966

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