#Heaviside #Step-function #Inductance

Icons of EE: Oliver Heaviside

In the last edition of ‘Icons of Electrical Engineering’ we met Richard Feynman (See Vonk 37-3). Among other things, he is famous for the creation of ‘The Feynman Lectures on Physics’ which are commonly used to lecture students on a wide variety of physics subjects including electrodynamics. As you all (will/should become to) know, electrodynamics can be described by the four Maxwell equations. However, James Clerk Maxwell derived a total of 20 equations with 20 unknowns to describe this part of physics. ...

#superbike #student-teams #engineering #electricity

Electric Superbike Twente

Electric Superbike Twente is a student team consisting of 15 enthusiastic people that work on building an electric superbike. The team was founded in 2017, which makes us still a very young team. This year we will build the third generation bike. The first bike, the Liion-GP, became the European Champion in the Electric Championship and of course we aim to match this result! The vision of Electric Superbike Twente is to show that electric mobility is not only sustainable but also lightning fast and spectacular. ...

#Presidential Note #Scintilla

Presidential Note

Goedemorgen Zonnestraaltjes, Good morning Sunrays, Firstly, I would like to wish all of you a happy new year! I hope you had a great ending of this decade and are ready for the new one. In this new decade it is time for another presidential note. The start of a new year is usually not easy. You probably did not have a lot of sleep after a fun ending of the year and may have a little too many drinks last night to have a fresh start of the year. ...

#Students #Team #Green

Green Team Twente and the Shell Eco Marathon

Green Team Twente is a student team that builds one of the world’s most fuel-efficient hydrogen cars. Each year, we participate in the Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Europe. Which is a race between teams from different schools and universities where the most efficient car wins. This year, we did not only win the SEM Europe, but also the Drivers’ World Championship. In this race, teams from all over the world, with different energy type cars, compete to see who can drive the fastest. ...

#Chess #Notation #Development #FEN

On the Development of Chess Notation

Chess is considered one of the world’s oldest games, at least of the games that are still played today. It is said to have originated from ancient India and dates back to around 600AD. Since then, the game has evolved to the version we know today. The world evolved too and inventions such as the transistor were made. Partially, the transistor was a useful development for chess as it gave rise to epic chess computers, but is was not the most useful development for chess of the past 14 centuries. ...