Handbook of Vacuum Tubes and Techniques in Military Electronics available in Paperback
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- Jean Easter
Chapter titles include ...(1) Introduction ...(2) The Effect of Cathode Operating Temperature on Tube Life ...(3) The Effect of Bulb Temperature on Tube Life ...(4) Advantages and Disadvantages of Cathode Bias ...(5) Bias Circuits ...(6) Cathode-Current Stability and Maximum Permissible Grid Resistance ...(7) Correlation Between Cathode Current and Other Tube Properties ...(8) Effects of Structure on Pentodes, Tetrodes, and Beam-Power Tubes ...(9) Limitation of Screen-Grid Dissipation by Series Resistor ...(10) Use of a Screen Resistor Permitting Higher Values of Control-Grid Resistance ...(11) Development of Composite Operating Curves ...(12) Probable Operating Conditions of a Four-Tube String ...(13) Comparison with Constant Voltage Operation ...(14) Application of Composite Heater Voltage-Current Curves ...(15) Transient Conditions ...(16) The "Honeycomb" Construction ...(17) Warm-Up and Operating Time ...(18) Heater-Cathode Leakage ...(19) Parallel Operation of Electron Tubes ...(20) Application Data on 20 Tube Types Covered in MIL-STD-200D ...(21) Tube Data.
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I'm typically not a person to complain, but in this case I feel compelled to speak up. (It must be the professional librarian in me.) The manner in which this book ("Handbook of Vacuum Tubes and Techniques in Military Electronics" by Benjamin M. Dodd) is marketed amounts to a scam--for the following reason: It's a reprint from sections of a government publication "Techniques for Application of Electron Tubes in Military Equipment" (MIL-HDBK-211), published in or around 1960. That, by itself, would not be that bad--publishing reprints can be an honest business. However, in this case, there is no indication that this book is a reprint when you look at its description here at Barnes&Noble or at other bookseller sites. To the prospective buyer, the content appears to have been recently written. Benjamin Dodd is not the author, and even to call him an editor (as he does in the book) is a stretch. He did nothing but to repackage the old content, and he markets the book without revealing its reprint nature and its 1960 original publication date. (He states this only in the book itself.) There are no value-added features, such as a preface and index. It is sad that B&N and its competitor Amazon have not found ways to keep their sites free of such deceptive practices. Potential buyers of this book may consider saving their money and accessing a similar version of this document (downloadable PDF) for free. Just google for "Techniques for Application of Electron Tubes in Military Equipment."