By Robert H. Chen
Most particularly used for laptop displays, televisions, and cellphones, LCDs (liquid crystal screens) are a pervasive and more and more critical a part of our lives. supplying either an historic and a business-minded context, this large source describes the original clinical and engineering innovations used to create those appealing, smart, and eminently necessary devices.
In this e-book, the background of the technological know-how and expertise in the back of the liquid crystal display is defined in a prelude to the improvement of the machine, offering a rational improvement subject and pinpointing ideas. The e-book starts off with Maxwell's concept of electromagnetism, and the finally profound cognizance that gentle is an electromagnetic wave and an electromagnetic wave is light.
The energy of mathematical physics therefore was once delivered to endure upon the research of sunshine, and especially the polarization of sunshine by means of fabric our bodies, together with liquid crystals. After a quick ancient description of polarization, a actual interpretation offers substance to the mathematical techniques. next chapters cover:
Thermodynamics for liquid crystals
The Maier-Saupe suggest box, phenomenological, static continuum, and dynamic continuum theories
The transistor and built-in circuit
Glass, panels, and modules
The calculus of variations
The energetic matrix
The international liquid crystal display business
Additionally, the booklet illustrates how arithmetic, physics, and chemistry are placed to functional use within the LCDs we use each day. through describing the technology from an ancient standpoint and in functional phrases within the context of a tool very normal to readers, the publication provides a fascinating and specified view of the expertise for everybody from technology scholars to engineers, product designers, and certainly someone excited by LCDs.
Series Editor: Anthony C. Lowe, The Lambent Consultancy, Braishfield, UK
The Society for info demonstrate (SID) is a world society, which has the purpose of encouraging the improvement of all elements of the sphere of data reveal. Complementary to the goals of the society, the Wiley-SID sequence is meant to give an explanation for the most recent advancements in details show know-how at a qualified point. The vast scope of the sequence addresses all features of data screens from technical features via structures and prototypes to criteria and ergonomics.
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Liquid Crystal Displays: Fundamental Physics and Technology (Wiley Series in Display Technology) by Robert H. Chen