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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 2 • Date Apr 2001

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  • The downward slope. engineering HE and vocational qualifications in terminal decline?

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 44 - 48
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  • The early development of spacecraft electronics

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 68 - 74
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    Electronic components and subsystems for spacecraft have been under development since the late 1950s, both stimulation and benefiting from the parallel development of terrestrial electronics. This article, uses examples from the early history of spaceflight-both unmanned and manned-to illustrate how the field of spacecraft electronics has developed in the key subsystems of power, control and commu... View full abstract»

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  • Vacuum environments created for engineering applications

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 49 - 60
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    Vacuum today plays an increasing part in the engineering and scientific fields. It is used for many purposes in industry and scientific research, from single vacuum forming of domestic utensils and assisting in applying brakes in cars and trains, to the complex requirements of the semiconductor industry and the reduced molecular density required for nuclear particle accelerators. The pressure rang... View full abstract»

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  • The downward slope: engineering HE and vocational qualifications in terminal decline?

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 44 - 48
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    Using published data this paper analyses the trends in the numbers of students entering higher education and the qualifications that they had on entry. It analyses the post-16 qualification of the student that feed the higher education (HE) system and concludes that the numbers of students with vocationally-related qualifications are showing the most worrying decline. The paper sets the scene for ... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring the performance of fabric systems to protect against the thermal effects of electric arcs

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 75 - 80
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    During the last few years, there has been much progress in understanding the nature of electric arc accidents and their potential impact on nearby workers. Many thousands of workers are potentially at risk, including those who work in industrial environments such as chemical plants and oil refineries, as well those who work more obviously with electricity in utilities etc. While the removal of ris... View full abstract»

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  • Instrumentation on the Internet

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 61 - 67
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    The paper presents the development of a practical training system for graduates that allows instruments to be monitored and controlled over the Internet. The system takes the form of an online experiment in which students situated at remote locations can control, and obtain real-time measurements and experimental data from, instruments connected to a host computer via a GPIB interface. The “... View full abstract»

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  • EMC in the new millennium

    Publication Year: 2001 , Page(s): 81 - 87
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    EMC is an important part of the ever-changing world in which we now find ourselves. Society is increasingly dependent on radio, telecommunications and electronic products, but their use is only possible if the necessary EMC criteria are met. However the criteria of the last century will not necessarily be those required for the one that we have just entered. EMC is no longer a backwater of enginee... 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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