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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 6 • Date Dec 1997

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  • Trends in engineering education in the USA

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 239 - 244
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    In the knowledge-based society of the 21st century, the critical and only sustainable competitive advantage will be to have the ability to learn faster than the competitors. To meet the challenges of the 21st century, universities must become learning organisations which are skilled at creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge, and at modifying their behaviour to reflect new knowledge and insights. To accommodate these new needs, a model for engineering education must be generated which is learning-based, practice-oriented and demands active involvement of the student View full abstract»

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  • From four point probe to impedance imaging

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 245 - 254
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    The need to produce images or representations of inaccessible regions is essential in medicine and industrial processing. Impedance imaging is a developing technique with characteristics which make it a valuable addition to existing methods. The technique has grown from an extension of the principle of the four-point probe measurement of impedance into a range of diverse configurations. Examples of some of these configurations are used to illustrate the principles, characteristics and applications of the technique, and to draw conclusions about its possible future development View full abstract»

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  • Swords into ploughshares: ex-German submarine engines in British generating stations

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 273 - 278
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    During the shortages immediately following World War I, a few electricity supply undertakings in the UK installed diesel engines and generators removed from German submarines surrendered under the Naval Armistice in 1918. This article attempts to review the varying degrees of success achieved by these plants. In particular the article discusses the use of such engines at Southend-on-Sea, Loughborough College, York, Harrogate, and Newcastle-under-Lyme View full abstract»

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  • Book Review

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 266 - 267
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  • Computer-assisted Design Tools

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 268 - 270
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  • Whose Journal Is This?

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 226
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  • Zero cost telecoms development: is it too good to be true?

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 261 - 266
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    For industries, such as telecommunications, with unprecedented growth in change and complexity, there is a need to provide continuous professional development to ensure that managers take a holistic view of the industry, and to provide them with a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic and interactive nature of the telecommunications business. But such solutions do not come free...or do they? This paper describes how, through re-engineering an existing successful product, the human resources manager's Utopia has been achieved, i.e. high learning experience that meets the need of the industry, at zero cost. However, the road to Utopia has not been easy with the quality of the development solution declining before it re-emerged as a world-class programme. The paper argues that such development should be industry specific and should include the technical, market and commercial dimensions, and their interactive nature. It demonstrates that action-oriented learning is probably the most effective method for keeping the development ahead of the change curve View full abstract»

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  • The challenge of computer algebra to engineering mathematics

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 228 - 232
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    The role of computer algebra within engineering mathematics in higher education is discussed. A brief description of computer algebra systems and the current status of computer algebra within higher education is given. The author believes that imminent technology changes which will make computer algebra routinely available to students on hand-held `calculators' challenge those involved with teaching engineering mathematics at university to re-examine both the curriculum and its delivery. Specific examples of these challenges in the areas of differentiation and differential equations are presented View full abstract»

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  • Benefits of electricity generation

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 255 - 259
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    The essential role that electricity is seen to play in the development of society results in substantial market and associated nonmarket benefits. Examination of the relationship between total energy consumption and wealth creation and between electricity generation and wealth creation suggests that the benefits of electricity generation are at least of the same order of magnitude as economic development itself. The authors discuss spatial, temporal and statistical analyses of electricity generation and wealth creation View full abstract»

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  • Computer algebra for engineers: the Maple alternative

    Publication Year: 1997 , Page(s): 233 - 238
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    Computer algebra systems are now an important tool for most engineering and technical professionals, so the use of such tools must be incorporated into the education of these professionals. Although many advantages accrue from this change, there are also some associated problems. This paper discusses the advantages and problems and presents illustrations using the Maple system 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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