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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 4 • Date Aug 2002

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  • The need for restructuring the education systems for technicians and technologists in developing countries

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 153 - 159
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    Whilst educational authorities in developing countries are focusing their attention on the proliferation of universities, little attention is being paid towards improving the standards of vocational and technical education and increasing the number of vocational and technical institutes. There seems to be a lack of appreciation that skilled technicians and technologists are the backbone of any ind... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering and technology education for women in the new century

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 145 - 152
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    In the late 20th century, there was an upward trend in the number of women entering the traditionally male dominated technology professions. Lately, this trend has not just stopped but has begun to slide downhill. If we are to combat this situation, society as a whole needs to take action. This paper discusses possible causes of this phenomenon, through a combination of the authors' own experience... View full abstract»

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  • Physical properties of liquid crystals: nematics [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 125
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  • The missing link [statistical analysis]

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 133 - 138
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    During a long industrial career the writer observed many occasions on which the neglect of statistical analysis of process capability by design engineers resulted in problems during production. In this article some basic statistical methods are demonstrated with elementary data in the hope of convincing doubting engineers that they are easy to use, simple to teach, and full of pragmatic common sen... View full abstract»

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  • Active control systems for large segmented optical mirrors

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 139 - 144
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    A new generation of optical telescopes is on the drawing board. These will be true giants with primary mirrors having a diameter of up to 100 metres. The technology that will enable this revolution to take place was developed at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, where the world's largest segmented mirrors are in daily use. This article looks at how the W. M. Keck Observatory proved the mirror ... View full abstract»

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  • EMF health effects - are they real?

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 122 - 123
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  • Internet home control system using Bluetooth over WAP

    Publication Year: 2002 , Page(s): 126 - 132
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    This paper presents the development of a system for controlling home electrical appliances over the Internet. The need for a physical connection to the Internet is removed by using Bluetooth wireless technology to provide a link from the appliance to the Internet and the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) to provide a data link between the Internet and a mobile phone. The paper describes the hard... 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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