Electronic Systems News

Issue 3 • Autumn 1989

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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 1989
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  • Hands-on science

    Publication Year: 1989
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    A few weeks ago, teachers were introduced to a new interactive exhibition near Winchester, 'Intech'. It was the result of a long and hard campaign spanning many years. In Paris, over 30 years ago the 'Palais de la Decouverte' had enticed youngsters to experiment with electricity, mechanics and even relativity with hands-on exhibits. For many years the British science museums have warned 'Do not to... View full abstract»

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  • An industry-linked investigative modular project for school pupils-bulk powder flow control

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):5 - 7
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    Attainment target 1 in the national curriculum for science contains at the highest two levels the requirement for an extended investigation. This is a great delight to those of us who have been arguing for years that investigative modular projects (IMPS) can and should be part of compulsory science. One cheer for the national curriculum! If more time and funding are directed towards the developmen... View full abstract»

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  • Industry matters—women's training roadshow

    Publication Year: 1989
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  • Sampling for sixth formers: using a home-made spectrum analyser in A-level electronic systems

    Publication Year: 1989
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    Some years ago when the AEB A-level Electronics Systems syllabus was updated, the following work on sampling was introduced: time quantisation, sampling rate and Nyquist criterion amplitude quantisation and resolution quantisation distortion. This seemed at first sight rather daunting. The sort of material which might appear in second year university courses on communications was to be presented t... View full abstract»

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  • Triangular to sine-wave conversion using germanium point-contact diodes

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):11 - 13
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    The sine-wave generator is an essential tool for electronics education, indeed it plays a central part in demonstration and experiment. The conventional 'audio signal generator' found in most schools and colleges is, however, not always the most convenient instrument to use. How often has a student experiment lost its impact (and caused confusion) through the student having to change frequency ran... View full abstract»

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  • Computers in schools-how to choose them

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):14 - 15
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    The continuing advances in computer hardware and the consequent capacity to run increasingly sophisticated software packages affect schools as much as they do industry, with precisely the same problems and dilemma when making the selection of equipment. Which is best and what to buy? View full abstract»

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  • Control circuits for input and output

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):16 - 17
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    Control technology is an exciting new area for many schools and there are many commercial solutions available to solve the two main problems of how to control your motors and how to get your sensors to send suitable signals back to the computer. Just which computer and software to use is another problem. The range of equipment available for PCs for instance is enormous (and so is the cost in many ... View full abstract»

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  • Electronics for the beginner (with the physics teacher in mind). The operational amplifier: Part 3

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):18 - 22
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    This is the fifth of a series of articles covering electronics material which is common to A-level physics syllabuses offered by the various examination boards. The articles are aimed at teachers who are not familiar with this area of study. The first two articles dealt with elementary Boolean algebra and logic gates. The third article was written as an introduction to the operational amplifier, w... View full abstract»

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  • A demonstrator for electronics and control

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):23 - 25
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    It is now over six years since the launch of Vela and the DTI scheme when 3500 schools purchased Vela for half price. Over 7200 Velas have been sold to secondary and higher education all around the world and there is now a resurgence of interest in the device. This article is a response to recent criticisms levelled at Vela. View full abstract»

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  • Deflection of ß particles in a magnetic field and data-logging

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):26 - 27
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    There is an increasing awareness amongst teachers, and students alike, of the potential benefits of using microcomputers in the school science laboratory. Ever since the advent of microcomputers with datalogging facilities, conventional experiments are being done in exciting and novel ways. The case for using micros effectively in the class has been well argued by Laurence Rogers.1 In this article... View full abstract»

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  • Using satellites—some practical activities

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):28 - 29
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    In previous articles, the nonbroadcast satellite facilities available for use in schools and aerial systems suitable for construction in schools were described. The purpose of this article is to show how the use of the UoSAT project may enable schools to undertake a scientific investigation by outlining a possible area for research. View full abstract»

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  • Tomorrow's world: voice recognition has arrived

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):30 - 31
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    Imagine giving a computer commands by speaking to it, or telling your telephone to 'phone home' and having it dial the number automatically! How about speaking into a small box in English and having the phrase come out in Spanish. This futuristic technology has arrived because voice-recognition devices are now available! View full abstract»

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  • How best can we teach domestic electricity to the least able?

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):32 - 33
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    In recent months there has been considerable debate about the future style of science education in schools. Interest has been focused on the likely balance between knowledge and understanding, exploration and investigation, communication and the ability of students to develop a critical awareness of the nature of science and how it is applied to their own lives. View full abstract»

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  • Citizen 2000: the partners' tale

    Publication Year: 1989
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    'Why didn't you lead a diamond?' demanded Hilda. Henry grunted and concentrated on his driving. It was dark and blustery, with the sort of rain that turns quartziodine headlights into dim candles barely glimmering in the gloom. View full abstract»

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  • School pays tribute to Deborah's electronics success

    Publication Year: 1989
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  • Grants for disabled or handicapped students

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  • Partnership award - a prize for teachers

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  • Dti control hardware inspection scheme

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  • RESOURCE National Curriculum files

    Publication Year: 1989
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  • British students win awards at international fair

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  • Information technology across the National Curriculum

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  • Introducing secondary education pupils to the mysteries of CNC

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  • Making the case for industry

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  • Official opening of new Special Needs Support Unit

    Publication Year: 1989
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