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Issue 1 • Date Feb 1997

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  • A capstone design course [electrical engineering]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):41 - 45
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    A capstone electrical engineering design course has been developed at the University of San Diego with the goal of providing students with the opportunity to: study design alternatives and select a design responsive to a request for proposal; sell the design concept to a panel of independent evaluators with a written proposal and oral presentations; obtain experience in design within a cooperating... View full abstract»

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  • Spreadsheet solution of hyperbolic partial differential equations [for EM field calculations]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):103 - 110
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    This paper describes the use of spreadsheet programs for the numerical solution of hyperbolic partial differential equations. A complete 123 macro program is presented and applied to obtain the approximate solution of a model problem in electrical engineering. Through user “macros”, spreadsheets can now function in the same way as programs written in conventional programming languages.... View full abstract»

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  • A course in parallel processing

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):36 - 40
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    This paper is intended to help instructors in universities without supercomputer facilities to teach a senior- or graduate-level course on parallel processing. It outlines how supercomputing centers can be accessed, how simulation packages can be obtained, how the course and its laboratory can be organized, and recommends a set of projects, textbooks, and articles that could be used in the course View full abstract»

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  • A simple demonstration of numerical dispersion under FDTD [for EM field calculations]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):98 - 102
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The method of finite differences in the time domain (FDTD) has become of growing importance for solving electromagnetic problems due to its simplicity, versatility and the available of inexpensive and powerful computers. In this work, the authors try to demonstrate in an understandable way the characteristic of numerical dispersion of the algorithm. For this purpose, they simulate the one-dimensio... View full abstract»

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  • A comparison of experimental results to those in “evaluation of bipolar junction transistor transconductance in practical applications”

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):114 - 115
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    An attempt to recreate the experimental results given in the paper by C.D. Ferris (see ibid., vol.36, p.293-5, 1993) was made using a modern transistor curve tracer. The experimental results were not reproduced. The new experimental results seem to validate the common usage of η≈1 in describing bipolar junction transistors View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided analog electronics teaching

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):22 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    A computer-aided approach to teaching undergraduate course in electronics is discussed in this paper. It is shown that the symbolic manipulation packages like MAPLE give an additional insight that cannot be obtained by using a numerical simulation package like SPICE. Symbolic manipulation (MAPLE) and numerical simulation (SPICE)-an excellent complementary combination-can enable the students to ana... View full abstract»

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  • Superscalar and superpipelined microprocessor design, and simulation: a senior project

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):89 - 97
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    An undergraduate senior project to design and simulate a modern central processing unit (CPU) with a mix of simple and complex instruction sets using a systematic design method is presented. The main objectives of the project are to accustom students to modern design methods as well as to help them gain practical experience in designing digital computers. Findings and suggestions on the use of mod... View full abstract»

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  • Emulation of the occam(TM) parallel programming language

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):1 - 11
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    This paper describes emulation of parallel execution of a program written in standard occam(TM) source code. The occam language is a high-level language specifically designed to accommodate concurrent programming. The emulator checks and executes most instructions in the occam 2 language, providing a useful tool for debugging simple occam programs, and also provides accessibility to all... View full abstract»

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  • The bilinear transformation in microwaves: a unified approach

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):69 - 77
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    Probably the first encounter of a student of microwave circuits with a bilinear transformation takes place when he studies impedance transformation and matching. Later, when he advances in the study of high frequencies, he will find this kind of transformation in issues like synthesis of signal separation structures and n-port reflectometer calibration and measurement. However, for each appearing ... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated training program on product design in an undergraduate course

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):46 - 52
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    An integrated training program on product design is incorporated in an undergraduate course. It is tailor-made to meet the unique socio-economic needs of Hong Kong because product design is of paramount importance to its export-oriented electronics industry. The scheme aims to prepare a student's basic skills in designing a product which is competitive in the world market, it comprises modules tau... View full abstract»

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  • Incorporating instructional feedback in electrical engineering laboratory experiments-an example

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):111 - 114
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    The advantages of incorporating software tools, other than simulation packages, in electrical engineering laboratory experiments are discussed in this correspondence. This approach supports the prerequisite lecture material and allows study and understanding of some practical issues which are best handled through a laboratory experiment. It is also shown that only through software can instructiona... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences with the MacTester in computer science and engineering education

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):12 - 21
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    Teaching students the complete process of circuit design, simulation, implementation, test and debug is a daunting task. Even though design description tools and circuit compilers have kept up with the increasing levels of integration found in current implementation media such as FPGAs and microcontrollers, it has become increasingly difficult for students to test and debug the complex hardware pr... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple reactions in inductors

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):78 - 88
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    In this paper, the importance of the high-order nested (recursive) reactions that can take place in lossy inductors is investigated. The inquisitive student may ask, “What about the Faraday/Lenz reaction to the `first' Faraday/Lenz reaction?”-a matter about which textbooks are generally silent. It is shown here that the sinusoidal steady-state results for the current in a lossy inducto... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching electromagnetic field theory using differential forms

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):53 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (24)  |  Patents (1)
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    The calculus of differential forms has significant advantages over traditional methods as a tool for teaching electromagnetic (EM) field theory. First, films clarify the relationship between field intensity and flux density, by providing distinct mathematical and graphical representations for the two types of fields. Second, Ampere's and Faraday's laws obtain graphical representations that are as ... View full abstract»

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