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Professor Dick Clements

Professor Dick Clements

Professor Dick Clements
PGCE, M.A., Ph.D.(Cantab.)

Emeritus Professor

Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Research summary

Professional interests

  • Innovations in mathematics education for engineers
  • Real knots
  • Forensics of knots
  • Safety and control of maritime traffic
  • Forensic mechanics
  • Joint author of the textbooks Modern Engineering Mathematics and Advanced Modern Engineering Mathematics

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My educational philosophy:- "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire" (W B Yeats)

Dick Clements graduated in mathematics at Christs College, Cambridge in 1969.  Subsequently he studied for a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at Leicester University and a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering at the Cambridge University Engineering Laboratory.  He joined the staff of the Engineering Mathematics Department at Bristol University in 1973 as a Lecturer.  He was promoted Senior Lecturer in 1988, awarded the title of Reader in 1993, promoted to Professorial Teaching Fellow in 2005 and awarded the status of Emeritus Professor ...

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