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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 4 • Date Aug 2001

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  • Development of industrial drives in the 1950s

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):153 - 158
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    At the beginning of the 1950s there was a great need to install new industrial plant to make up for losses that had occurred during the wartime years and also to exploit improved industrial processes that had been developed. Electronics had made a major contribution to the war effort and it was envisaged that electronic control could bring similar advantages to industry. This article reviews the d... View full abstract»

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  • Reassessing the mathematics content of engineering education

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):130 - 138
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    This paper reviews the problem of declining mathematical skills and appetite amongst university entrants. This decline necessitates a critical review of the traditional approach followed in engineering education in order to cater adequately for the abilities and preferences of the type of students becoming prevalent in our universities. A minimal-mathematics methodology that does not impact negati... View full abstract»

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  • A systemic overview of the evolution of electrical engineering: a South African perspective

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):159 - 168
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    The paper uses the systems approach to analyse how the discipline of electrical engineering has evolved over the years and to ascertain whether the custodians of the discipline have kept pace with this evolution. Particular attention is given to the knowledge system, the societal system, the education system, the world of work and the learned societies. The paper focuses on understanding the vario... View full abstract»

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  • The 70th anniversary of ionospheric sounding

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):139 - 144
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    Routine sounding of the ionosphere is 70 years old. This article describes its origins, starting from the pioneering trans-Atlantic transmission of 1901, and its development from 1931 to the present day, together with some recent directions in research using ionosonde data View full abstract»

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  • Energy services for an electricity industry based on renewable energy

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):145 - 152
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    This article investigates the potential for an entirely new structure for the electricity industry. This aims to provide energy services, such as light and heat, in the most economical way, by combining on-site generation with comprehensive energy efficiency measures. As well as leading to improved energy efficiency, it is shown how such an approach is more compatible with renewable sources of ene... 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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