An Engineer in Wonderland – Mr Laithwaite’s informative chart
The great heavy electrical engineer Eric Laithwaite, at one of his legendary Christmas Lectures, displayed a chart which equated magnetic, electric, thermal and mechanical quantities such as inductance and thermal inertia.
Does anyone remember how it went?
For I am in need of it for educational purposes.
It was Laithwaite’s excellent book ‘The Engineer in Wonderland’ that inspired the name of this blog.
I was a fan, and even have his autograph
- although shame about the later gyro stuff.
If it was so obviously wrong, and I have no idea one way or the other, why didn’t someone sit him down quietly and disprove it on paper.
And on the subject of Christmas Lecturers, who was the lecturer that left the dais on a cart propelled by two fire extinguishers?
And, why did they ever let self-proclaimed cyborg Kevin Warwick present them?
I don’t know whether the children could follow him, but I certainly couldn’t.
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