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Low-entropy expressions: the key to design-oriented analysis

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1 Author(s)
Middlebrook, R.D. ; California Inst. of Technol., CA, USA

It is pointed out that the perception of many electronics design engineers is that they are able to apply a few of the formal analysis methods they have been taught, and are largely unprepared for the realization that design is the reverse of analysis. The author suggests a different perspective for teaching, based on the premise that only analysis that is design-oriented is worth doing, and that results should be presented in low-entropy expressions. High- and low-entropy expressions are described. A simple analog circuit example illustrates one method of design-oriented analysis: doing the algebra on the circuit diagram

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Frontiers in Education Conference, 1991. Twenty-First Annual Conference. 'Engineering Education in a New World Order.' Proceedings.

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21-24 Sep 1991