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Engineering Science and Education Journal

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 1993

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  • Electricity, magnetism and the body: some uses and abuses

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):249 - 256
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    The human body can be regarded as an extraordinarily complex electrical machine. It will respond to externally applied electromagnetic stimuli and aspects of its functionality can be interrogated electromagnetically to aid in diagnosis. The paper describes examples of interactions between electromagnetism and the body. The hazards of electric shock are considered along with the use of the defibril... View full abstract»

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  • Sustainable development, engineering education and activity

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):257 - 265
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    This paper is concerned principally with a view of engineering, engineering education and sustainable activity in the United Kingdom. It presents a synoptic review of current environmental issues and the response of the engineering profession in its widest sense. It highlights the tentative impetus for 'greening' undergraduate curricula and the response by industry to environmental issues. The imp... View full abstract»

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  • Robotics and its role in helping disabled people

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):267 - 272
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    Robotic technology promises considerable help to people with severe physical disability. The realisation of practical solutions to keep the promise has been slow. A number of systems, including wheelchair-mounted manipulators and vocational workstations, are now under active development and close to market. One area in which a robotic solution is achieving some success is the Handy 1 automated eat... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding electromagnetism

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):273 - 280
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    The difficulties of teaching electromagnetic field theory to electrical engineers are well recognised, and are increased by modern course requirements. It is suggested that the 'Maxwell' equations are unnecessary, together with the concepts of flux on which they are founded, and that a fresh look is needed at what is meant by magnetic and electric 'fields'.<> View full abstract»

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  • The history of the Greenwich Time Signal from 1924 to the present day

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):281 - 288
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    The Greenwich Time Signal, or the `pips' as it is often known, was first broadcast by the BBC on 5th February 1924. The methods used to generate this signal have been rich and varied. This article traces their development from the technology first used at the Royal Greenwich Observatory through to the present arrangements at BBC Broadcasting House in London 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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