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Having been through one I certainly do, my old chum.

Electrical and electronic are now very different fields and have been for a very long time.
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You have never presented any credible evidence to support that claim.

One can very easily do either or both with an appropriate degree course or migrate from one to the other.

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Indeed. Once you get past the A-Level stage, they are all just flavours of applied mathematics. Three dimensional differential equations in conical coordinates, anyone?
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Christian McArdle wrote in message <400d61d4$0$13350>Indeed. Once you get past the A-Level stage, they are all just flavours of

Don't you just hate it when people take the easy option, instead of doing the job properly with partials and integrating round the loop, so that they may perhaps, understand it?
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Christian McArdle wrote:

No thanks. Bloody tensor calculus. Yuk.

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IMM wrote:

Only in jumped up technical colleges where its not to be expected that you will be taught to think for yourself.
The ordinary degree at cambridge is in engineering only.
Covering everything from building bridges via heat engines to electronics.
Only the masters degree specialises, by dropping mechanical engineering in favour of e.g. microwave waveguide analysis.

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You'll find that once you get past a certain level, there isn't actually much difference between engineering disciplines. It is basically mathematics. There's not much difference in the mathematic contortions required to design a bridge to resist wind loads as compared with designing any other control system (mechanical, electrical or electronic).
It's basically all solving differential equations to the highest order you need. Obviously, there is a certain amount of specialisation into fields, but this is only about 20-30% of the game. About 70-80% is identical between disciplines.
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Many can adapt to the mathematics of different fields, but designing an electronic board and designing a bridge are miles apart, irrespective of sums.

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Well, on the surface this is true. However, when you get to the really deep stuff, you'll find yourself solving the same sort of control theory problems whether you are designing a bridge, or an optimising heating controller. Whether the solution to the control theory problem is made of steel, transistors or x86 assembly language is just window dressing.
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You oversimplify.
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I don't think so. The issue is whether the person knows where and how to find the information and how to apply it.
It's a dangerous position to be in to have expert knowledge in a specific technology area but not understand the basis of it and therefore not be able to migrate to the next technology or something to the side.
The basic principles remain the same.

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I can't believe this thread has gone on so long - look it's simple - maths drools - and matey who expects Unis to provide vocational training is a complete nutter (although I guess we'll all be dumbed down eventually) ...
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On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 01:30:00 +0000, Highplains Drifter

Try starting a new thread about the merits of imperial measurements over metric, then you'll get to see how long a thread can get..... ;)
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The problem is that whilst having 56,712 different units for length is very convenient when those lengths are perfectly adapted to the quantity they measure, it makes it damn near impossible to compare such lengths outside that narrow field without having a telephone book sized book of tables to convert them.
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Christian McArdle wrote:

That's what we had brains, and education for.
Now of course no longer meeded, since the government has built a world for morons.
Anyone who can instantly do duodecimal arihmetic in their heads isn't going to be bilked by any mexican shop girl, as I discovered....

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In these days of ubiquitious computerisation, this point is specious.
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So you walk around with a computer with all the conversion figures at all times?
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Why would I need to? You're the one who wants people to work in one set of units. Why can't people use what they want?
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On 29 Jan 2004 14:17:37 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@ukmisc.org.uk (Huge) wrote:

Exactly.
When I'm on customer site measuring up I switch between orgasmic and metric on a whim - it really depends which side of the tape measure is closest to the edge I'm measuring.
Usually when I've taken a metric measurement I go back to read off the imperial measurement just to make sure. Reason being that if the length is quite long (over 1m) I have been known to read something like 1.605m as 1650mm because I've missed or added a zero - and it does make a bit of a difference!
It's next to impossible to misread imperial on a ruler. 47 and 5/8ths inches can't really be mistaken for anything else . It's what I was schooled with and you like to use those things that you are most familiar with.
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Ah. My tape measures have mm both sides! I prefer to work with one unit, rather than change depending on what side of the tape is nearest.
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