Principles of Electrical Engineering Series: Magnetic Circuits and Transformers : A First course for power and communication engineers. by Members of the Staff of the Department of Electrical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Principles of Electrical Engineering Series: Magnetic Circuits and Transformers : A First course for power and communication engineers
Jay Forrester's copy

Principles of Electrical Engineering Series: Magnetic Circuits and Transformers : A First course for power and communication engineers

New York and London: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. April 1945. Later printing. xxiv, 718 pages. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth with silver spine lettering and blindstamped log on front board. Spine sunned. Stamp of "Jay W. Forrester Feb 20 1947" on bottom page edge and front pastedown. Additiionally a penned printed name "Jay W. Forrester" on the front pastedown. A sound copy noting corners bumped and extremities rubbed. Very Good. Cloth. [28801]


The second book in a new series by MIT designed to overhaul the curriculum related to Electrical Engineering. Other volumes were "Electric Circuits" and "Applied Electronics". Intended as an introductory course applicable regardless of a student's eventual specialization. It apparently appeared on Forrester's shelf on Feb 20, 1947, mere months before Bell Labs demonstrated the transistor (Dec. 23, 1947).

Relevant to Forrester's work toward magnetic core memory and a nice ownership as a result.

"Jay Forrester was born near Anselmo, Nebraska, in 1918. He holds a B.S.. in electrical engineering from the University of Nebraska (1939) and an M.S. from MIT (1945). While leading the MIT Whirlwind computer project (1947-1953), Forrester developed the "coincident-current" magnetic core memory system, the first reliable, high-speed random access memory for digital computers. This invention was of monumental importance to the further advancement of digital computers and was used for main computer memory in most computers into the 1970s." (computer history museum bio)

Price: $50.00