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The Cathode Ray Tube and its Applications

Nature volume 150, page 74 (18 July 1942) | Download Citation



THIS book was first published in 1937 under the title “The Low Voltage Cathode Ray Tube”, which was somewhat misleading in view of the fact that it deals with the various forms of cathode ray tube operating at accelerating potentials up to about 5,000 volts. The first three chapters deal with construction and operation of cathode ray tubes, their focusing arrangements and the interpretation of the patterns traced on the screen for various currents or voltages applied to the deflecting system, After two chapters devoted to time base circuit arrangements, the remaining chapters deal with the application of the tubes to various radio engineering, including television, and industrial uses. The book concludes with an appendix on photography and a most valuable classified bibliography of the subject, The publishers are to be congratulated on the general production of this book, especially on making it much slimmer by the simple expedient of halving the thickness of the paper. The book should prove most useful to all those-and they are very many indeed just now-whose duties bring them very frequently into contact with cathode ray tubes.

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