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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 1 • Feb. 1992

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  • Learning our lessons: the future of education and training in Britain

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):3 - 18
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    Britain has no acceptable future other than as a successful manufacturing nation; its position within the European Community of nations does not alter that fact. The extent of its success will be determined by the quality of the workforce, and that will depend upon education and training. The author reviews how the social and educational history of Britain has divided the nation and led to the pre... View full abstract»

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  • A.D. Blumlein-engineer extraordinary

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):19 - 33
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    A.D. Blumlein was possibly the greatest British electronics engineer so far this century. By the time of his death in 1942 at the age of 38 he had been granted 128 patents-on average one for every six weeks of this working life-testimony to an inventive genius who made a major impact in the fields of telephony, electrical measurements, sound recording, television and radar. The author presents a b... View full abstract»

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  • Sound science, education and technology

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):37 - 47
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    The author addresses a small fraction of the activities being pursued to understand and exploit acoustic phenomena. Advantages of acoustic techniques including types of wave motion; wavelength and propagation speed; and interaction with propagating media are discussed. Generation and reception of sound is looked at and applications of piezoelectric polymers are also described.<> View full abstract»

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  • The WPI interactive qualifying project-a model for British engineering education?

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):49 - 56
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    Spurred by diminishing enrolments and public hostility towards technology in the late 1960s, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), the third oldest private technological university in the USA, introduced a new curriculum. Central to this were two student projects, one in the student's subject of specialisation and the other, the interactive qualifying project (IQP), intended to provide groups 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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