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Physical Science, Measurement and Instrumentation, Management and Education - Reviews, IEE Proceedings A

Issue 1 • Date January 1982

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  • Misunderstanding nuclear power

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 1 - 6
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    Nuclear power has its proponents and opponents. The range of viewpoints of those opposing the increased use of nuclear power are examined, and comparisons are made with opposition to other industrial and technological innovations of the past. The advantages of nuclear fission as a source of power are discussed. Worldwide needs are for increased power, but fossil fuels and oil supplies are running ... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Computing & Control Division: Chairman's address. Electronic chalk and talk

    Publication Year: 1982
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    The role of computers in higher education has expanded beyond that of purely scientific use, and they now provide generalised information processing services. The implications of information technology on education are briefly considered and examples of developing use of the technology in both science and arts-based dsciplines are given. However, the provision of computer services in universities ... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Electronics Division: Chairman's address. Making measurements with light

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 16 - 23
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    The last decade has seen rapid developments in optical sources and low-loss optical fibres aimed at wide-bandwidth communications. The availability of these components has also encouraged the development of special forms of optical data highways and optical-fibre sensors as byproducts of this work. Several international groups are currently working on such sensors, capable of measuring strain, tem... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Management & Design Division: Chairman's address. Managing BBC engineering

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 24 - 29
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    The BBC exists to make and distribute radio and television programes and it is the goal of managers in its Engineering Division to ensure that the BBC has the best possible technical facilities at minimum cost. In the address, an outline is given of the extensive engineering resources used in the origination and transmission of the BBC's programmes, and the structure of the Engineering Division is... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Power Division: Chairman's address. 30 years of electrical engineering for London's local government

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 30 - 38
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    The period under review includes the postwar reconstruction, expansion and reorganisation of London, a period of challenge to London's local government and particularly to the professional engineer who had to initiate and carry through programmes of work in many difficult areas. The shortage of materials and skilled manpower required innovation and acceptance of new methods and revised practices w... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Science, Education & Technology Division: Chairman's address. On getting the right answer

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 39 - 45
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    The rapid growth of new technology in areas such as systems engineering, information engineering and software engineering dictates a shift of emphasis in the IEE and in the overall pattern of electrical engineering education. Nevertheless we still need to recruit, educate and train engineers for the longer-established sectors of the electrical industry. The pace of development in products such as ... View full abstract»

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  • Calculation of 3-dimensional eddy currents at power frequencies

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 46 - 53
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    The forseeable increase in the speed of digital computers over the next few years is, alone, unlikely to increase significantly the range of 3-dimensional eddy current problems amenable to numerical solution. Thus greater use of suitable approximations and highly efficient numerical methods are required to attack the general 3-dimensional problem. The paper reviews the current techniques and appro... View full abstract»

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  • Generalised solution of field distribution in cylindrical shells of finite length and thickness due to axial currents

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 54 - 61
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    A cylindrical conducting shell of finite length and finite thickness, surrounding a straight current filament of infinite length, is considered. This current filament is assumed to be parallel to the axis of the cylinder, and generally at an arbitrary distance from it. Because of the presence of this excitation, eddy currents are induced within the conducting material of the shell. Using the wave ... View full abstract»

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  • Anomalous breakdown in synthetic insulating materials immersed in transformer oil and subjected to switching surge voltages

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 62 - 65
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    The occurrence of anomalous breakdown in synthetic insulating materials has been reported in recent years under alternating voltages, direct voltages, and direct voltages with ripple. In the paper, the authors report the results of their investigations on anomalous breakdown phenomena under positive and negative switching surge voltages, and discuss the mechanisms of breakdown. View full abstract»

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  • Some consequences of recursion in human affairs

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 66 - 75
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    Meaningful sequences of symbols in natural languages, and also in the most useful artificial computer languages, are constructed following rules whose applicability is independent of the scale of the construct. Thus, for example, a single adjective, an adjectival clause, a sentence or a complete paper can all be used in the same way as a qualifier, and similarly for other basic grammatical compone... View full abstract»

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  • Priority base budgeting: a practical, zero base approach to manufacturing overheads

    Publication Year: 1982 , Page(s): 76 - 80
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    The `zero base┬┐┬┐ concept originated in the electronics industry, and has been widely applied in the public sector. In times of financial constraint it is an alternative to more arbitrary forms of cost reduction, and is equally helpful for reallocation of resources in an expansionary phase. Traditional methods of cost reduction do not assess alternatives, and can be harmful to the future of the bus... View full abstract»

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