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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 2 • Apr 2000

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  • Captain Ronald Augustus Scott and the Acton Electric Light and General Engineering Works

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):63 - 68
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    The paper describes the professional work of one of the IEE's Victorian members, Captain Ronald Augustus Scott, and the company that he owned: the Acton Electric Light and General Engineering Works. Scott's work during the latter years of the 19th century was at the forefront of technology in supplying arc searchlights, generators and switchboards for military and naval use. He later diversified i... View full abstract»

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  • e/m without a glass-blower

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):60 - 62
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    At the beginning of the twentieth century there was some uncertainty that the charge carriers in metal conductors were electrons. This article describes the work of two Americans, R.C. Tolman and T.D. Stewart, to settle the matter. The article discusses the theory of their method and the practical method used to test the theory View full abstract»

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  • A large-scale Web-based virtual oscilloscope laboratory experiment

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):69 - 76
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    VLAB, a pilot Web-based virtual laboratory on an oscilloscope experiment, has been developed and launched for over 1000 first year undergraduate engineering students in the Faculty of Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Rather than simulating the oscilloscope display on the client as is often done in other virtual laboratories, the system uses real-time video capture of the ... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient and sustainable usage of electricity in South Africa: the role of the tertiary education institutions

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):53 - 59
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    South Africa's single electricity-generating utility ESKOM is considered to be the powerhouse of Africa. Proper industrial and residential demand-side management (DSM) of electricity usage could improve efficiency and contribute significantly to releasing spare generating capacity. South African tertiary education institutions have started energy-saving activities (the AfriCampus Collaboration) an... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering mathematics in the UK: SARTOR-a timely opportunity for reform

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):77 - 88
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    SARTOR 3 provides a new framework for the formation of Engineers in the UK and within it the skilled application of a distinct body of knowledge based on mathematics is explicit. This paper presents a critical overview of the mathematical requirements and expected mathematical outcomes for engineering degrees. The issues associated with mathematical preparedness of students entering engineering de... View full abstract»

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  • Pioneers of radar [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 87
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  • Vocational education as preparation for university engineering mathematics

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):89 - 92
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    SARTOR 3 clearly states that A-levels and Advanced GNVQs are suitable preparation for accredited engineering degree courses. In this paper, a comparison is made between the mathematical competence of students with Advanced GNVQs, and those with A-levels. The basis of this comparison is the results of a mathematics diagnostic test taken during induction week at university. The test covers fundament... View full abstract»

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  • The effect on the environment of electricity privatisation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):93 - 95
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    The UK's electricity supply industry (ESI) was privatised in 1989 with, it was thought at the time, little, if any, thought being given to its effect on the environment. This paper examines the effect of the Electricity Act on the fuels used in power stations, the gaseous emissions from these stations and the growth of renewable energy sources for electricity generation. It finds that, because of ... 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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