Subject description - B0M16HT2

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B0M16HT2 History of science and technology 2 Extent of teaching:2p+2s
Guarantors:Efmertová M. Roles:V Language of
Teachers:Efmertová M. Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13116 Credits:4 Semester:L


This subject traces historical developments in electrical engineering branches in the world and in the Czech Lands. Its ultimate goal is to stimulate students' interest in the history and traditions of the subject, while highlighting the developments in technical education and professional organizations, the process of shaping scientific life and the influence of technical engineers

Course outlines:

1. Is Electrical Engineering a Technical Science?
2. Electricity - Mysterious Power.
3. Fireworks of Engineering Technology.
4. Foundation of the Electrotechical Industry.
5. Electrical Engineering School Systems. An International Comparison.
6. Electrical Engineering Unions in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
7. Status of the Engineer and Engineering Elites in 19th - 21th Centuries.
8. Leading Personalities of Electrical Engineering.
9. Electrification of the Europe.
10. Electrotechnology in the Second World War.
11. Norbert Wiener and Cybernetics.
13. Computer world.
14. Mikrominiaturisation.
15. Technology Assesment in the Electrotechnology.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction in the History of Electrotechnology - Historiography of the field.
2. The begening of electricity in the Czech lands.
3. Electro Engineering in the 19th Century in the Czech lands.
4. Development of the Czech Electrotechical Industry.
5. Czech Electrical Engineering School Systems in the Czech lands and Czechoslovakia.
6. Electrical Engineering Unions in the Czech lands and Czechoslovakia in the 19th and 20th Centuries.
7. Status of the Czech Engineer and Engineering Elites in 19th and 20th Centuries.
8. Leading Personalities of Czech Electrical Engineering.
9. Electrification of the Czechoslovakia.
10. V. List - manager of the Czech electrical Industry.
11. Fight of the Cybernetics in Czechoslovakia and Antonín Svoboda.
12. Czech electrotechnical and nuclear research after 1945.
13. Development of the multimedia in the Czech Area.
14. Internet technology in the Czech Republic.


FOX, R., GUAGNINI, A. Laboratories, workshops, and sites. Concepts and practices of research in industrial Europe, 1800-1914. University of California, Berkeley 1999. HEILBRON, John. Electricity in the 17th and 18th centuries: a study of early modern physics. New York: Dover Publications, 1999. ISBN 0-486-40688-1. JÄGER, Kurt, HEILBRONNER, Friedrich. Lexikon der Elektrotechniker. München: VDE, 2010. ISBN 978-3-8007-2903-6. Historici Pragae. ada A, Monographia; vol. 43, 48. ISBN 978-80-7286-219-1. PATURI, F.R.: A Chronicle of Technology, Dortmund 1988.


Před ústní zkouškou každý posluchač absolvuje test základních znalostí předmětu a samostatně vypracuje seminární práci podle předem stanovených pravidel.


Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPEK1_2016 Communication Systems and Networks V
MPEK4_2016 Media and Signal Processing V
MPEK3_2016 Electronics V
MPEK2_2016 Radio and Optical Technology V
MPKYR3_2016 Systems and Control V
MPKYR1_2016 Robotics V
MPKYR2_2016 Sensors and Instrumentation V
MPKYR4_2016 Aerospace Systems V
MPKYR5_2016 Cybernetics and Robotics V
MPOES1 Communications and Signal Processing V
MPOES3 Solid State Systems V
MPOES2 RF and DSP Engineering V
MPEEM1_2016 Technological Systems V
CHYBNY_01 Technological Systems V
MPEEM5_2016 Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering V
MPEEM4_2016 Economy and Management of Power Engineering V
MPEEM3_2016 Electrical Power Engineering V
MPEEM2_2016 Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives V

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