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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 5 • Date Oct 1996

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  • Gleanings from academe

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Engineering education for the future

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 196 - 200
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    The output of education and training systems, in terms of both quantity and quality of skills at all levels, is the prime determinant of a country's level of industrial productivity and, hence, its competitiveness. However, the number of British students entering engineering courses is declining at a time when, more than ever, our lives are governed by technology and we are dependent on the ideas and work of engineers. However, that decline is also being observed in Europe, the USA and Japan. An issue of great importance is the engineering degree course itself and many countries, as well as institutions, are now overhauling their education system in order to attract more students to their engineering courses and, equally importantly, to help keep pace with the rapid development of technology and society. In this article, the author discusses the changes which need to be made in the way the UK educates its engineers View full abstract»

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  • Steinmetz, EM radiation and the obtrusive π/2

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 201 - 205
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    Steinmetz was regarded as one of the most brilliant engineers of his day, yet he published a book containing a section on the effect of one radio antenna on another which seems to be wrong. This article compares Steinmetz's analysis with a `modern' approach using the magnetic vector potential and tracks down the discrepancy View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge... understanding (mind the gap!) [electrical engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 227 - 230
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    The hiatus that all too often exists between knowledge and understanding is illustrated in this article by two separate case studies. The author begins with an overview of the problem. The substance of the case studies is then set out to demonstrate how scholastic discernment was used in recent coursework/examination solutions to gauge depth of student understanding View full abstract»

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  • The changing nature of engineering [technology history]

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 231 - 239
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    Engineering artefacts play major roles in the evolution of mankind and culture. Engineering artefacts have evolved. Their natures have changed as Man has changed. Today, the engineering profession and the education of engineers are challenged by the rapidly changing nature of those engineering systems which determine what is meant by `modern technology' and which make possible new industries of global importance. Analysis of the latest generation of strategic innovations requires an analytical history of technology, and a practically useful philosophy to interpret the changing nature of engineering. The advent of `technoscience' will probably make engineering the exemplary science in the next century View full abstract»

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  • Sampling of calibration system performance by measurement audits

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 223 - 226
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    A measurement audit is a method for sampling a calibration laboratory's measurements and assessing its performance against the limit of its claimed uncertainties of measurement. It is also a technique that supports quality assurance of all aspects of a laboratory's calibration system. This paper describes various methods of performing and assessing the results of measurement audits View full abstract»

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  • Experimental methods with flux-compression generators

    Publication Year: 1996 , Page(s): 211 - 222
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    This paper concludes a short series that has presented an outline account of the physics and technology associated with flux-compression generators. The performance of these devices is characterised by a number of distinct parameters, both electromagnetic and explosive, and the paper explains the main experimental techniques and instrumentation that have been developed for their measurement during the last forty years. A range of electromagnetic and hydrodynamic transducers is presented, with the various advantages and drawbacks being highlighted. The paper concludes with a description of an ideal flux-compressor laboratory and indicates a typical timetable for an experimental programme View full abstract»

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The Engineering Science and Education Journal was published by the IET between 1992 and 2002.

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