||An offshoot of the Electronics Engineering Technology
program, the three year course (for which there is no equivalent
in the U.S.) in Physics Engineering Technology included a variety of practical,
hands-on courses such as Machine Shop, Physics Techniques, and Electric
Motors (large), as well as the usual Physics, Math, and Electronics subjects.
Control Systems, for example, required the programming of a PDP-8 to manipulate
a heavy Ward-Leonard motor-generator pair.
For one of my projects, with guidance from the Physics Department of
the National Research Council (Canada), I designed, built, and developed
a fluidic (pneumatic) transistor, the protoype of systems now used in automobiles
and other adverse environments.
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