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

Issue 1 • Date January 1983

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  • The engineer in the middle ground of manufacture

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):1 - 7
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    The Finniston Committee, in reviewing manufacturing industry, highlighted the need to achieve an engineering dimension in the UK through improved industrial technical management. Engineers contribute to manufacturing industry by bringing about new developments such as improved materials and processes and by exploiting innovations such as optical fibres and automation. In the UK less significance i... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Computing & Control Division: Chairman's address. The development of tracking systems

    Publication Year: 1983
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    The paper identifies the essential features of tracking systems and describes the basic ranging facilities that were available during the early years of the Second World War on the metric radar systems. With the advent of centimetric radar and the development of both low- and high-angle systems, tracking in range elevation and bearing was realised. In the discussion of the following two decades, w... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Electronics Division: Chairman's address. The information society ¿ the wonder that would be?

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):15 - 18
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    The information revolution is promised to bring about social and economic changes rivalling those following the industrial revolution of two centuries ago. Three factors which are the prime determinants of changes are the advance of technology providing the `push¿ the increasing demands of the commercial world generating the `pull¿ and the pressures of society which will, increasingly, modulate ... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Management & Design Division: Chairman's address. Productive labour

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):19 - 30
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    Labour productivity, important to industrial competitiveness, is difficult to measure and is inadequately approached by many managers, including engineers. Efficiency(or performance) alone does not ensure high productivity; the usefulness or relevance of the work done needs to be taken in to account. A working definition of labour productivity is suggested, and productivity indices used by British... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Power Division: Chairman's address. BEAMA, BSI, IEE - the interface

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):31 - 35
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    In the introduction to the Address, the author outlines his own unique position, as an officer of all three bodies, the BEAMA, the BSI and the IEE, a position and concern that prompts and qualifies him to speak about their interrelationship and how and why that should be developed further. Standards, how they are prepared, and their importance in improving the efficiency and profitability of indus... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Science, Education & Technology Division: Chairman's address. Education for technology

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):36 - 42
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    Industrial employment in the UK is declining steadily, and so we need to encourage the production of well designed, reliable and competitive goods that will sell at home and overseas. It is inevitable that electrical engineering in general and electronics in particular must play a large part in increasing our production efficiency and will feature in many of our successful products. Therefore it i... View full abstract»

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  • Space-charge-limited bipolar current flow between coaxial cylindrical electrodes

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):43 - 45
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    Poisson's equation in cylindrical symmetry is solved numerically assuming that at each electrode there is an unlimited supply of charges of zero energy; positive charges at the positive electrode and negative charges at the negative electrode. A solution is obtained corresponding to zero electric field at each electrode surface; this defines the maximum possible current flow of each charge polarit... View full abstract»

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  • Field distribution in a cylindrical sheell of finite length and thickness due to an external current filament

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):46 - 47
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  • Wiring of AC bridge networks

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):47 - 48
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  • The education of engineers in belgium

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):49 - 57
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    The author discusses the education of professional engineers in Belgium and shows how the particular structure and content of the courses has been influenced by the special needs of Belgian industry. The educational goals are examined and proposals for change are made, particularly in the area of continuing education. View full abstract»

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  • Management for quality

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):58 - 62
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    Management for quality involves the integrated actions and reactions of all operating functions within an organisation. The key is the environment set by the chief operating officer. There is no organisational panacea or magic recipe which well provide an effective quality programme. However, there are basic principles and practices which are common to all successful quality programmes. The qualit... View full abstract»

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  • Manufacturing systems and the engineer

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):63 - 67
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    Modern computer-based manufacturing systems are comprehensive and tightly integrated. Working with them offers the design engineer opportunities to use more efficient methods to maintain and use engineering data. For the unprepared, the introduction of these systems can cause considerable problems. Engineeers need to be aware of the opportunities and risks associated with manufacturing systems. View full abstract»

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