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Using spreadsheets to teach problem solving in a first year class

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3 Author(s)
A. J. Boye ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Nebraska Univ., Lincoln, NE, USA ; P. F. Williams ; R. J. Soukup

The problem-solving portion of a two-semester first-year electrical engineering course is described. This course makes use of personal computers and spreadsheets to improve students' problem-solving skills. The goal is to give students a better understanding of engineering concepts and not just mathematical details. In addition to describing the course contents, a brief review of the rationale that was used in selecting the hardware and software used in the course is also given

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IEEE Transactions on Education  (Volume:36 ,  Issue: 1 )