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From Lodestone to Supermagnets: Understanding Magnetic Phenomena: Book by Alberto P. Guimaraes

From Lodestone to Supermagnets: Understanding Magnetic Phenomena

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ISBN: 9783527405572    Publisher: Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH Year of publishing: 2005     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 248        
This easily accessible description charts the historical development of magnetism -- dating back some three thousand years. A. P. Guimaraes starts with the Greeks, with the first records of magnetism,...Read more
This easily accessible description charts the historical development of magnetism -- dating back some three thousand years. A. P. Guimaraes starts with the Greeks, with the first records of magnetism, and ends with hard disks and magnetic resonance imaging. Nowadays every electric and electronic device involves the use of magnets, such that magnetic devices, including magnetic media and recording equipment, represent a world market of over 100 billion dollars each year. Enjoyable reading for graduates, physics students, libraries, public libraries, school libraries, those interested in the natural sciences, lay readers, historians of physics.
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About the author: Alberto P. Guimaraes
Alberto P. Guimaraes obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, and is a specialist in magnetism. Currently professor of physics at the Brazilian... Read more
Alberto P. Guimaraes obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester, UK, and is a specialist in magnetism. Currently professor of physics at the Brazilian Center for Physical Research (CBPF) in Rio de Janeiro, he has been active in popularizing science for many years, for example as founder and one of the directors of the publishing house responsible for the magazine "Ciencia Hoje" and its equivalent for children, "Ciencia Hoje das Criancas" for the Brazilian Society for the Advancement of Science (SBPC).
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