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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 1 • Date Feb 1997

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  • Measurement accreditation

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 9 - 16
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    Reliable measurement underpins most of the activities of mankind, including manufacturing, service industries and the health service. For example, measuring instruments are used throughout manufacturing processes to ensure the quality of the product is satisfactory. It is essential for international trade that all measuring instruments throughout the world should be based on a compatible system of measurement; this is achieved by calibration and traceability. Traceability is the process by which measurements are related through an approved chain of comparisons to national and international standards. This paper describes the techniques used in the assessment of electrical measurement laboratories so as to provide assurances that the chain of measurement traceability is unbroken View full abstract»

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  • Improvements to traceability for impedance measurements at RF in the UK

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 17 - 24
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    Knowing the impedance properties of a circuit or device is a fundamental requirement for nearly all RF measurements. However, measuring these impedance properties to the required level of accuracy can be a difficult task. This article describes new standards and techniques which have improved the quality of the traceability services offered for these measurement requirements View full abstract»

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  • Engineers for the 21st Century [education scheme]

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 25 - 29
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    The Engineering Education Scheme aims to provide an opportunity for high-quality lower-sixth students studying mathematics and physics at `A' level in UK schools and colleges to experience the intellectual and creative challenges of engineering and to provide the seedcom of engineers into the 21st Century. This article describes how the Scheme operates, its advantages to the participating companies, schools and students and its position in a continuum of activities, overseen by The Royal Academy of Engineering, and stretching from the sixth form to postgraduate and professional development View full abstract»

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  • The Alexanderson alternator

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 37 - 42
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    The Alexanderson alternator was a rotary mechanical generator of radio carrier-waves at frequencies up to 100 kHz and beyond, developed in the early 1900s. In spite of the many technical problems involved in constructing machines of this sort they proved to be very successful, particularly for military work. One fully operational installation still exists today in southern Sweden View full abstract»

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  • AI and the information society [CAI]

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 4 - 8
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    An alternative to leaving the underemployed sectors of the population to the outpourings of the entertainment industries is to make computer-assisted self-instruction more available and more effective. This article discusses the uses of machine learning in education and training and presents the results of an experiment in which children are able to learn by acting as teachers for an artificial pupil in the form of a trainable computer program View full abstract»

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  • School children's and industrialists' attitudes towards engineering and manufacturing

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 31 - 36
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    This paper details research into young people's and industrialists' perceptions of engineering and manufacturing in the UK. A database was constructed from completed questionnaires which contained information about the attitudes of 1601 Birmingham school children towards engineering and manufacturing, and the attitudes of 108 industrialists and the image they think school children have of engineering and manufacturing. From this research it can be concluded that the pupils had a far more favourable opinion of engineering and manufacturing than they were thought to have by the industrialists View full abstract»

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  • The Teaching Company Scheme: an academic perspective

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 43 - 48
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    The Teaching Company Scheme is one of the most successful initiatives for the promotion of academic-industrial collaboration in the UK, yet is the least well known. The benefits to participants are many but experience has shown that they do not always arise automatically. This paper attempts to give participants sufficient insight into the Scheme to minimise the risk of the benefits not being achieved 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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