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The Fender Stratocaster electric guitar: a case study for both non-transferable and transferable skills learning in a generalist electronic engineering cohort

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The Fender Stratocaster electric guitar : a case study for both non-transferable and transferable skills learning in a generalist electronic engineering cohort. / Joyce, Malcolm.

In: IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 53, No. 3, 08.2010, p. 397-404.

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