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Engineering Science and Education Journal

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  • The other transistor: early history of the metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):233 - 240
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1368 KB)

    The silicon metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET or MOS transistor) did not become significant commercially until two decades after the 1948 announcement of the invention of the transistor by Bell Laboratories. The underlying concept of the MOSFET-modulation of conductivity in a semiconductor triode structure by a transverse electric field-first appeared in a 1928 patent appli... View full abstract»

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  • An introduction to mixed-signal IC test and measurement [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 200
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  • Approximate boundary conditions in electromagnetics [book review]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • The genesis of the Wheatstone bridge

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):37 - 40
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (336 KB)

    In the paper in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society in which Wheatstone described the DC bridge that now bears his name, he attributes the idea of the bridge to S.H. Christie. French and German translations published the following year and possibly prepared from a preprint of the paper do not carry this attribution and this may explain why the bridge does not bear Christie's name. ... View full abstract»

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  • Environmental ethics for engineers

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):13 - 19
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (348 KB)

    In the past engineers have generally sought and implemented technical solutions to problems posed by other people and not considered ethical issues related to the environmental and social impacts of solving these problems. Engineering ethics has largely been concerned with professionalism and responsibility for technical competence rather than wider social and environmental issues. This article co... View full abstract»

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  • Modified nodal analysis: an essential addition to electrical circuit theory and analysis

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):84 - 92
    Cited by:  Papers (30)  |  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (568 KB)

    The known limitations of classical mesh and nodal methods of analysing linear electrical circuits are described before considering an established modification of the nodal approach. The method, known as 'modified nodal analysis', has none of the limitations of the basic nodal technique and is well suited both to symbolic and numeric analysis of complex circuits using modern matrix-based software. ... View full abstract»

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  • Properties of crystalline silicon [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 178
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  • Properties Of Silicon Carbide

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 212
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  • The impact of environmental issues on the UK printed circuit board industry

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):221 - 226
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1176 KB)

    The need for environmentally responsible manufacturing is forcing industry to change the way it produces its products and offers its services. This is evident in the electronics industry and especially so in the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing sector. PCB manufacture requires numerous chemical processes and materials, many of which contain chemicals that can be difficult to dispose of an... View full abstract»

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  • Deception, technology and the D-day invasion

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):81 - 88
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (544 KB)

    In the planning of Operation Overlord, the D-day invasion of 1944, it was essential that the enemy should be deceived regarding the time and place of the sea-borne assault. Deception plans ensured that the enemy's forces were deployed in several possible invasion zones so as to minimise the expected opposition to the invasion. Many of the deception plans were highly effective. Of particular note, ... View full abstract»

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  • Auxetic materials: the positive side of being negative

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):148 - 154
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (660 KB)

    An auxetic material is one which gets fatter when it is stretched. Thus, unlike most materials, it has a negative Poisson's ratio. This review looks at examples of auxetic materials, the effect the negative Poisson's ratio has on their mechanical properties and how these fascinating new materials can be used in applications as diverse as smart fasteners, replacement blood vessels and curved car do... View full abstract»

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  • Computer aided circuit analysis and design projects for electronic engineering students

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):23 - 32
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    The integration of circuit simulation programs into an undergraduate electronics curriculum is discussed. Several projects are presented which combine application of a computer package with corresponding practical experiments in the electronics laboratory. In this way, students learn that electronic circuits are not simply blackboard theory but tangible objects which only given the optimum perform... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to fuel cells and hydrogen technology

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):205 - 216
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1255 KB)

    Whereas the 19th century was the century of the steam engine and the 20th century was the century of the internal combustion engine, it is likely that the 21st century will be the century of the fuel cell. Full cells are now on the verge of being introduced commercially, revolutionising the way we presently produce power. Fuel cells can use hydrogen as a fuel, offering the prospect of supplying th... View full abstract»

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  • The what, why and how of mechatronics

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):81 - 88
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    This article provides an introduction to the basic concepts of mechatronics. It considers the impact of mechatronics on the process of product design and development and sets out a framework within which the underlying technical and organisational requirements associated with a mechatronic approach to system design and development can be successfully deployed View full abstract»

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  • The impact of IT on education

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):185 - 189
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    This article maps the progress to date in the increasing use of information technology (IT) in university education. It seeks to explore the opportunities to be grasped and the consequences that result. This is not an upgrade version of distance learning but a new opportunity to review radically the nature of universities and how they operate 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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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (481 KB)

    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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  • Using Rogowski coils for transient current measurements

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):105 - 113
    Cited by:  Papers (86)  |  Patents (9)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (639 KB)

    The Rogowski-coil method of measuring electric current has developed into a versatile measuring system with many applications throughout industry and in research. The technique possesses many features which offer an advantage over iron-cored current measuring devices and these are well illustrated by considering how it can be used for measuring transient currents. The authors describe the principl... View full abstract»

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  • Getting at deep learning: a problem-based approach

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):234 - 240
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (536 KB)

    The use of aims and objectives in the design of an engineering education are reviewed, together with the approaches to learning adopted by students. Characteristics of degree courses which inhibit students achieving these aims and objectives are described. The mismatch between the aims in teaching and the reality of what students learn is then addressed. A problem-based learning course is describe... View full abstract»

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  • The evolution of the synchronous machine

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):239 - 248
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    The author discusses the beginnings of the synchronous machine at the end of the 19th century. In particular the author discusses the first long-distance transmission of high voltage three phase power using a machine with a power output of 210 kW at the International Exposition at Frankfurt in 1891. This machine is described in detail. Milestone in the development of the synchronous machine and hy... View full abstract»

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  • CFCs, ozone depletion, and their impact on the electronics industry. II. The way ahead

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):157 - 164
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (468 KB)

    For pt.I see ibid., vol.1, no.3, p.131-41, 1992. The second part of this paper provides an insight into the consequential severe problems facing the electronics industry (particularly with regard to defluxing printed circuit boards and cleaning precision parts) and the options available to it. In addition, both the short-term and the long-term collaborative actions being undertaken world-wide to a... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing creativity in engineering students

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):185 - 192
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    There is an increasing perception of the need for graduates of engineering to be creative thinkers and innovators. It is however, not clear how creativity can be nurtured or fostered within students or how it can be assessed. What is creativity? What blocks it and what facilitates it? What potential do students have for creative thinking and how can this be enhanced? What is the creative process a... View full abstract»

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  • Ethics in engineering practice and research [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 148
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  • Why protect the environment?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):53 - 56
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    Virtually all current debates on the environment start with the assumption that protecting the environment is inherently a `good' thing This paper challenges this assumption from the point of view of three major societal groups: individuals; governments; and companies View full abstract»

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  • Prophecy into practice: the early rise of videotelephony

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):S33 - S40
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    In 1993 BT launched a new product-a videotelephone. Its arrival had been prophesied in the latter half of the nineteenth century and, indeed, in 1930 Bell Telephone Laboratories in the USA demonstrated a two-way television system in which the subject was scanned mechanically by a light spot. However, the most extended-in space and time-two-way public television service, pre-war, was that managed b... View full abstract»

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  • The optophone: an electronic blind aid

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):137 - 143
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (532 KB)

    This article presents a short but detailed description of the optophone-its origins as a reading device for the blind, the various stages of its development, and the possibility of its use as a mobility aid for the blind. Research into the use of stereo vision is described as an aid to information reduction, in the hope of remedying the problems of information overload that commonly plague electro... View full abstract»

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  • Calibration certificates: Are you getting the certificate you need?

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):201 - 206
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    Product quality control requires measurements and tests using appropriately calibrated instruments. This paper discusses the requirements for calibration and the different types of certificates of calibration that can be obtained View full abstract»

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  • A review of vibratory gyroscopes

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):249 - 254
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    This paper describes the mechanical design of some vibratory rate gyroscopes. The principal commercial designs are identified and their operating principles are described. Only two designs based upon micromechanical methods of manufacture have been produced and these are still at an early stage of development. These designs are described and discussed View full abstract»

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  • New developments and future trends in high-efficiency lighting

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):207 - 217
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1524 KB)

    There have been several developments in lamp technology and remote lighting systems that promise savings in electrical power consumption and improved quality of the lighting space. This article reviews the developments in fluorescent lamps, metal halide lamps, electrodeless lamps, sulphur lamps, LED lamps, electronic ballasts, and lighting fixtures. Remote lighting systems using hollow light-guide... View full abstract»

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  • Manchester encoding: opposing definitions resolved

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):278 - 280
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (180 KB)

    Manchester encoding is widely used to provide clock and data information simultaneously via a single connection. There are two opposing-and incompatible-definitions of Manchester encoding where the rising edge in the centre of the data bit indicates either a logic “1” or alternatively a logic “0”. This paper resolves the differences and identifies the originator of the meth... View full abstract»

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  • Distribution of charges on conductors and Thomson's theorem

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):26 - 30
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    A simple numerical method of multidimensional minimisation is applied in order to find the equilibrium configuration of N point charges confined to a given volume or surface. The method is applied to different geometric forms with both Coulomb and nonharmonic interacting potentials. The technique presented in this paper is very useful from a didactic point of view, as it allows the approximate con... View full abstract»

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  • Waste to energy: the new frontier?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):105 - 111
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    Each year the South East of England, including London, generates some 27.5 million tonnes of municipal, industrial and construction wastes. With a few exceptions this waste is disposed of at landfills, often some distance from the origin of the waste. However these landfills are nearing completion and, because of planning and environmental constraints, are not being replaced at a rate sufficient t... View full abstract»

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  • A novel nonlinear distortion characterisation standard for RF and microwave communication systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):113 - 119
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    Theoretical results obtained with a simplified third order memoryless nonlinear system have shown that multitone test characteristics can be directly related to the more usual two-tone test figures. These theoretical developments have also proved that the noise power ratio (NPR) gives an optimistic measure of co-channel distortion. A corrected co-channel power ratio (CCPR) characterisation standar... View full abstract»

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  • An overview of the powder processing of soft magnetic composites

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):237 - 240
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    The technique of powder metallurgy is becoming increasingly common in the electrical manufacturing industry. It not only eliminates a number of steps in the manufacturing process, but uses less energy and gives near-net shape results which require few, or no finishing steps. The process is suitable for soft magnetic composites, and appropriate heat treatments can further tailor properties to a spe... View full abstract»

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  • Properties, growth and applications of diamond [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s): 56
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  • Volumetric three-dimensional display systems: their past, present and future

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):196 - 200
    Cited by:  Papers (9)  |  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (385 KB)

    Volumetric three-dimensional displays are those in which images are generated within a display volume, rather than upon a stationary surface. Since the images are physically three-dimensional, most visual depth cues are automatically satisfied, without the need for observers to wear special glasses or headgear. Moreover, an all-round view of the images is usually possible. Many ideas for volumetri... View full abstract»

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  • Aiming for the Moon: the engineering challenge of Apollo

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):164 - 172
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    In retrospect, the Apollo lunar programme is recognised as a political imperative, designed to illustrate American superiority in the face of Soviet competition. It was, nevertheless, also a triumph of technology over seemingly insurmountable challenges. The developments in the many aspects of engineering required to meet those challenges stand, even today, as a testament to mankind's inventivenes... View full abstract»

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  • CFCs, ozone depletion and their impact on the electronics industry. I. Background

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):131 - 141
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (624 KB)

    The recent proof that man-made chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are seriously damaging the ozone layer and the suggestion that they may contribute to the global warming phenomenon, has led to the development of international regulatory controls through the Montreal Protocol. The expected tightening of these controls sill inevitably result in the virtual disappearance of these solvents over the next few ... View full abstract»

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  • Properties of porous silicon: EMIS Datareviews Series No. 18 [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 58
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  • Mathematical modelling and control of human skeletal dynamics

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):185 - 192
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    Neuroprostheses are devices that may restore motor function to the paralysed by artificially activating skeletal muscle. The design of controllers for these devices is greatly facilitated by mathematical models for the system to be controlled. However, human muscle and skeletal dynamics possess a variety of properties, making them difficult both to model and to control. Recently developed mathemat... 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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  • Green energy?

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):221 - 227
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    The UK gets nearly all its energy from the fossil fuels (coal, oil, gas etc.) and nuclear power, approximately 15% being consumed in the form of electricity. It is now well known that the burning of fossil fuels is accompanied by atmospheric pollution in the form of acid rain, ozone depletion and the greenhouse effect. Renewable energy sources, e.g. wind, solar, tidal, wave, hydroelectric and geot... View full abstract»

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  • Laying the foundations for effective teamwork

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):15 - 19
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    Team skills may be developed in students by lectured instruction on these skills and by explicitly delegating to each team member the responsibility for applying them. The author outlines this approach and reviews student feedback on their own development.<> View full abstract»

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  • French-speaking technological unit at the Technical University of Budapest

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):153 - 160
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    At the instigation of the Technical University of Budapest (TUB) and the French Embassy in Hungary, a French-speaking technological unit (Filiere Francophone) has been established at the TUB with the help of the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Rennes and the collaboration of ten higher education institutions in France and three in Belgium. The project has been financially supporte... View full abstract»

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

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):249 - 256
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (673 KB)

    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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  • 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 police signal box: a 100 year history

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):161 - 168
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    Within a few years of the invention of the telephone, many police forces around the world immediately embraced the new technology in the ever increasing fight against crime. By the turn of the 19th century police telephone boxes were appearing on city streets for the use of officers and the general public and by the early 1930s there were a few thousand boxes in the UK. By the late 1960s, however,... View full abstract»

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  • The application of simulators in teaching digital electronics

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):177 - 184
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    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (656 KB)

    Digital simulators offer many potential benefits in the teaching of introductory courses in digital electronics. This paper sets the scene for their application in contemporary higher education and suggests possible areas where they can be applied. The requirements of the particular educational simulator software package employed are discussed and examples of practical exercises used with students... View full abstract»

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  • Fabrication technology for microengineering

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):263 - 269
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    This article reviews some of the more important technologies used for fabricating microcomponents and systems-bulk silicon micromachining, surface micromachining and LIGA, a process for forming deep microstructures by lithography, electroforming and moulding. The relative merits of using synchrotron, electron beam and excimer laser irradiation are discussed. A comb actuator and an electrostatic mo... View full abstract»

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  • Developing experimental skills in engineering undergraduates

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):287 - 290
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    This article seeks to examine the relative importance of experimental activity within the curriculum of a contemporary engineering degree. In particular it considers ways in which experiments can be more efficiently undertaken, the use of computer simulation, the use of student-centred learning techniques and, in general, the likely future of the discipline 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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