William Shockley "Mechanics" 1966 Book Signed Autograph Illustrated
William Shockley and Walter Gong-"Mechanics"-1966-Charles Merrill Books-6" X 9"-213 pages-Hardcover Book-With Illustrations-Signed By William Shockley.William Bradford Shockley Jr. (February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989) was an American physicist and inventor. Shockley was the manager of a research group at Bell Labs that included John Bardeen and Walter Brattain. The three scientists were jointly awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for "their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect."Shockley's attempts to commercialize a new transistor design in the 1950s and 1960s led to California's "Silicon Valley" becoming a hotbed of electronics innovation. In his later life, Shockley was a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University and became a proponent of eugenics.A hand signed cut signature by William Shockley with a fountain pen in black has been affixed to the title page of the book. The cut signature portion is approximately 2" X 3"..........................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.