IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 3 • Aug. 1997

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 11 of 11
  • Applied Electromagnetism [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 222
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (12 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s): 222
    Request permission for commercial reuse | |PDF file iconPDF (17 KB)
    Freely Available from IEEE
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using various computer tools in electrical engineering courses

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):166 - 171
    Cited by:  Papers (35)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (80 KB)

    This paper discusses different computer tools used to help deliver, administer, and teach the material covered in two basic undergraduate courses in electrical engineering. The computer facilities, programs and tutorials developed are discussed; however, the paper concentrates more on analyzing the results of using these tools in the student learning process. The students' marks and the results of... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Extending the utility of the RHINO educational robot

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):184 - 189
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (148 KB)

    Expensive hardware that has been purchased in the past by educational institutions can be re-utilized and modernized to take advantage of newly introduced technologies. Keeping in mind that the introduction of these tools is an educational experience by itself. Robots are defined as flexible, reprogrammable automated machines. This paper addresses the problems with the RHINO educational robot orig... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Plasma etching and plasma physics experiments for the undergraduate microelectronics course

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):207 - 212
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (84 KB)

    Many universities offer lecture/laboratory courses on the processing of microelectronic circuits; these courses are designed to introduce electrical or chemical engineering students to the fundamentals of integrated circuit (IC) fabrication. Given the nearly universal adoption of plasma processing by the IC industry, experiments with plasmas are a necessary addition to this type of course. In this... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Interdisciplinary project work: practice makes perfect?

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):179 - 183
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (44 KB)

    This paper reports the findings of an action research study into a major interdisciplinary group project. The project was performed over one semester by some 180 third-year undergraduate students majoring in engineering and design disciplines at De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. The paper discusses the rationale behind the project, the academic background of the students and the projec... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • On a programmable approach to introducing digital design

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):195 - 206
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (184 KB)

    Introductory approaches to digital design have traditionally centered on small-scale integration as the implementation technology. An approach which centers on programmable logic devices is now much more appropriate given their widespread adoption by industry. This can support all standard concepts in combinational and sequential design with the advantage of introducing a technology now standard f... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • On optimizing the feedback components in a voltage-feedback amplifier

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):219 - 221
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (76 KB)

    For a voltage-feedback amplifier in which the open-loop gain will be much greater than the closed-loop gain, it is possible to calculate values of the feedback resistors that will maximize the open-loop gain. This paper presents the derivation and compares the results to a series of PSPICE simulations. Agreement is found to be excellent View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • dlpsim: a teaching harness for data link protocols

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):172 - 178
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (100 KB)

    Protocol test harnesses have been in use for a number of years to assist implementers in checking conformance of their implementations with reference implementations. The system described here is designed for teaching the principles of data link protocols. Students write protocol implementations in a high-level language and exercise them on a simulator. The simulator checks that data is not duplic... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • An innovative project-driven senior-level antennas course

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):190 - 194
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (52 KB)

    This paper discusses experience gained during a senior-level antennas course in which a project for the design, fabrication and performance validation of an antenna was an integral part of the course. Crucial differences between typical engineering curricula in South Africa and North America are described initially. This is followed by a description of the course outline and grading procedure. The... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Measurement of hybrid-π equivalent circuit parameters of bipolar junction transistors in undergraduate laboratories

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):213 - 218
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract |PDF file iconPDF (160 KB)

    In this paper we report on a simple and accurate technique for the measurement of the small-signal y-parameters of a bipolar transistor at a given DC bias using a standard LCR meter which is readily available in undergraduate electronics laboratories. We demonstrate how the hybrid-π equivalent circuit of the transistor can be extracted from the measurement using a spreadsheet. Practical results... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.

Aims & Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE) publishes significant and original scholarly contributions to education in electrical and electronics engineering, computer engineering, computer science, and other fields within the scope of interest of IEEE.

Full Aims & Scope

Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Jeffrey E. Froyd
Texas A&M University