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The second column of figures shows the speed of the ship model (in feet per minute), while the third column shows the resistance (in pounds). 1 thus shows the change in resistance in relation to change in speed. What is significant is that it records only one (measurement trial 5) or two (measurement trial 7 and 8) results obtained using the same spring, suggesting very strongly that large numbers of invalid measurements were made. This clearly shows how difficult it was to obtain valid data through carrying out numerous tests with the same measurement system.

2). Emerging specialists in all these sub-fields in Japan belonged to the Engineering Society that had been founded in 1879, which continued to exert considerable influence on these newly appearing sub-fields. ’40 The demand for specialization seems to have become stronger than such opposition some time between 1885 and the early twentieth century, resulting in the appearance of the Electrical Engineering Society, the Association of Telegraphy, the Mechanical Engineering Society, the Shipbuilding Association, and so on.

Second, of these, one is transferred by technology gatekeepers fulfilling the function of a selection mechanism to single out one exemplar, controlling the timing of its transfer, and making arrangements for its initial assimilation. The focus of questions to be considered using this new gatekeeper model is the selection and assimilation mechanisms that converted the ongoing scientific and technological revolution into industrialization through the complex process of science and technology transfer.

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