About the Author.
1 Double Refraction.
3 Light in Matter.
4 The Polarization of an Electromagnetic Wave.
5 Liquid Crystals.
6 Thermodynamics for Liquid Crystals.
7 The Calculus of Variations.
8 The Mean Field.
9 Maier–Saupe Theory.
10 Phenomenological Theory.
11 Static Continuum Theory.
12 Dynamic Continuum Theory.
13 The First Liquid Crystal Display.
14 Liquid Crystal Display Chemistry.
15 The Twisted Nematic.
16 Engineering the Liquid Crystal.
17 The Active Matrix.
18 New Screens.
19 The Transistor and Integrated Circuit.
20 A Transistor for the Active Matrix.
21 Semiconductor Fabrication.
22 Enhancing the Image.
23 The Wider View.
24 Liquid Crystal Television.
25 Glass, Panels, and Modules.
26 The Global LCD Business.
27 New Technologies and Products.
“This is an excellent introductory book for readers interested in an overview of the science, technology and business of Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) … The author’s casual writing style makes this book uniquely accessible to a variety of readers, ranging from students to business executives.” (Optics & Photonics News, 13 April 2012)
"As one would expect, the reference is written for a professional technical audience, but is clearly written and includes first-rate illustrations." (Book News, 1 October 2011)