History of science and technology 2
- Department of Economics, Management and Humanities
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
- Syllabus of lectures:
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.
15. Technology Assesment in the Electrotechnology.
- Syllabus of tutorials:
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.
- Study Objective:
- Study materials:
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.
- Further information:
- No time-table has been prepared for this course
- The course is a part of the following study plans:
- Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Management - Electrical Power Engineering (compulsory elective course)
- Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Management - Technological Systems (compulsory elective course)
- Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Management - Management of Power Eng. and Electr. (compulsory elective course)
- Electrical Engineering, Power Engineering and Management - Electrical Drives (compulsory elective course)