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Issue 10 • Date 15 Nov. 1990

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  • Life in the fast lane-advanced fabrication methods for a microwave spectrum analyser

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):395 - 398
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    Microwave engineering is characterised by its own distinctive design principles and manufacturing methods. The very high frequencies of microwaves present designers and manufacturers alike with problems not found in lower parts of the spectrum, giving microwave engineering a special nature of its own. The microwave spectrum is generally considered to begin at around 1 GHz. The upper limit is not s... View full abstract»

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  • Lessons for the future-science and technology in the Natural Curriculum

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):387 - 391
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    Despite being a subject of controversy in Britain's educational establishment ever since it was first proposed some four years ago, the National Curriculum is now a reality. The purpose of this article is to describe it, and to discuss features that are especially important for the engineering profession, and particularly for electrical engineering.<> View full abstract»

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  • Painting a brighter picture (computerised picture processing)

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):379 - 382
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    The past decade has seen a revolution in television graphics. Here, the author examines the computer-based image processing equipment which has caused this revolution. He presents a short excursion into history which, he argues, is useful in understanding the way of thinking that produces such unsophisticated yet highly effective products.<> View full abstract»

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