In the making of a book, there are so many people involved. I first want to thank Michelle Lowman, acquisitions editor, for her enthusiasm for the initial manuscript and pulling this project together. Enthusiasm goes a long way in an undertaking like this.
I’d also like to thank Kevin Walter, coordinating editor, for handling all my e-mail questions and correspondence and coordinating things. I greatly appreciated the technical review performed by Stewart Watkiss, checking the facts presented, the formulas, the circuits, and the software. Independent review produces a much better end product.
Thanks also to Sharon Wilkey for patiently wading through the copy edit for me. Judging from the amount of editing, I left her plenty to ...