Talk:Godfrey Hounsfield

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I'm not an expert, but that looks wrong to me - magnetic core was memory as a replacement for the slow drum memories, and I've never met a magnetic transistor.

Born or moved?

"After the First World War, he and his family moved to a small farm which his father bought. Most of the time, his mom and dad were busy, and his siblings were usually caught up, pursuing their own interests. "

Needs a source

The farm he lived in played a very important role in his life. At a very young age, he was fascinated by all the electrical gadgets and machinery found all over the farm including threshing machines, the binders, and generators. Also, at the farm, there were fewer distractions such as going to a cinema or watching ball games, to keep young Godfrey sidetracked from pursuing his goals.

Wartime

Since Godfrey had a passion for airplanes, he later on volunteered in the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a reservist, when the outbreak of the World War II occurred in 1939. He worked hard to study the books that the RAF gave him to accomplish the job of a radio mechanic, he passed a difficult vocational test, and was appointed as a Radar Mechanic Instructor and moved on to the RAF-occupied Royal College of Science in South Kensington. Later Godfrey went to Cranwell Radar School, where he spent time building a large-screen oscilloscope, and equipment for instruction for which Godfrey was awarded the Certificate Of Merit.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Midgley (talkcontribs) 20:52, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Unconfident[edit]

I'm unconfident of the sourcing of this stuff, and its correctness.

"In those days, transistors were very slow, but Godfrey solved this problem by driving the transistor with a magnetic core. This increased the speed of the transistor until the use of transistors in computers became obsolete. "

I am an ex Thorn EMI researcher; Godfrey used an old technique to increase the bandwidth of transistors by collector loading with small ferrites. The method tunes with the Vcb capacitance. It reduces the Miller effect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.133.108.5 (talk) 13:44, 8 June 2012 (UTC)