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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 2 • Date Apr 1998

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  • Risk assessment: subjective or objective?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):57 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Identified are many common problems/misunderstandings that engineers involved in risk assessment have raised in dealing with the concepts of risk assessment (RA, as defined in the management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1992). In particular concerns, reservations and confusion about the use of subjective risk estimation and the development of procedures for risk estimation appear to be... View full abstract»

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  • Marie Curie fellowships and European-funded research training

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):93 - 96
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    Under the 4th Framework of the European Union (EU), the Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) programme has provided many post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers, now known as Marie Curie Fellows, the opportunity to expand their skills by conducting research in another EU country. Participants in the TMR programme gain international experience and training that should greatly enhance thei... View full abstract»

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  • An expert system developed to assist digital electronics teaching

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):81 - 87
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    Expert systems are computer programs designed to model the problem-solving ability of human experts. They have experienced tremendous growth and popularity since their commercial introduction in the early 1980s. Expert systems are now used in areas such as business, medicine, science, engineering and manufacturing. Their applications to the field of education have also provided extensive opportuni... View full abstract»

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  • Focused ion beams for microfabrication

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):53 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Focused ion beam (FIB) techniques are commonly used in microelectronics for prototyping, failure analysis and process control. With the growing interest in MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) the importance of FIB techniques in this field has to be established. For the FIB to be considered for production, the milling time is crucial. Using as an example the fabrication of a microaccelerometer ... View full abstract»

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  • Mr. Nicholson's doubler: an 18th-Century programmable charge amplifier

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):67 - 70
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    Abraham Bennet, the inventor of the leaf electroscope, devised a three-plate procedure for doubling electric charge. Like so many other manual processes in the 18th century it was ripe for deskilling by mechanisation, and it was William Nicholson who mechanised it. Here, the author describes a replica of Nicholson's doubler which he has constructed and the difficulties he encountered in making it ... View full abstract»

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  • New perspectives in education

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):88 - 92
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    In this paper, presented at the ALTAC Conference held at Stirling University, UK, on 2nd October 1997, the author discusses how modern information and communication technologies have enabled a new kind of university to be established in the sparsely populated Highlands and Islands region of Scotland View full abstract»

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  • Around the world by balloon: an electrical perspective

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):71 - 80
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    A number of teams are currently attempting to become the first to circumnavigate the globe by balloon. In each case, their equipment must be capable of operating continuously, without malfunction, for over 500 hours. This is a significant engineering challenge, as the many failures to date have highlighted. The purpose of this paper is to outline some of these challenges, particularly in the elect... 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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