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Summer Event on History of Electrical Engineering

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  • Location: London, UK
  • Conference date: 11-13 July 2003
  • Conference number: 2003/10330
  • The following topics are dealt with: unipivot galvanometer; test room; domestic electrical fittings; train control automation; channel tunnel rail link; earth conductor resistance measurement and soil resistivity; UK electronics switching; Channel Islands Telegraph System; James Graves writings; and Black Country two-phase AC electricity supply

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  • Introduction to City University
  • The Channel Islands telegraph system
  • The writings of James Graves and their historical significance
  • The establishment and demise of two-pase a.c. electricity in the Black Country, 1902-1990
  • "Convenience" of units
  • One hundred years of electrical engineering at City University
  • R.W. Paul and the Unipivot galvanometer
  • The test room
  • Domestic electrical fittings 1890-1930
  • The history of automation in train control
  • Channel Tunnel rail link: 21st Century tunnelling under London
  • Measurement of Earth conductor resistance and soil resistivity
  • Electronic switching in the United Kingdom: a personal view of its history since 1983
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