IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 1 • Feb 1988

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  • A PC-based VLSI design and test system for education

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):26 - 31
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    A very-large-scale integration (VLSI) design system has been installed on IBM PC-AT computers to help teach integrated circuit design and test at the University of Washington. The PC-based system offers a reasonably complete set of tools for layout and test application. Since each PC is a single-user system, the performance of these tools exceeds that of larger time-sharing computers, assuming mor... View full abstract»

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  • A short-duration industrial project scheme

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):21 - 25
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    The aims and implementation of a short-duration industrial project program run at the University of Sheffield is discussed. The project is designed for second-year undergraduates studying electronic and electrical engineering and lasts for seven days. Topics covered include the selection of suitable projects, the project briefing, the investigation of a problem, the project presentation, report, a... View full abstract»

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  • Is industrial experience necessary for teaching engineering?

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):9 - 20
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    The author examines the suggestion that all engineering faculty should have a substantial amount of industrial work experience. The arguments given to support the suggestion are classified into five categories, depending on the shortcoming that the suggestion is meant to correct. These shortcomings are: lack of practice in real-life problem solving among newly graduated engineers; inadequacy in cu... View full abstract»

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  • A novel proof of natural boundary conditions for the Poisson equation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):4 - 8
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    The finite-element formulation of Poisson's equation has implicit natural boundary conditions that are not immediately obvious through introductory-course teaching methods. To prove the existence of these conditions, it is necessary to resort to more elaborate Galerkin techniques. In practice, to avoid going into the complex proofs of the Galerkin methods, introductory courses in numerical methods... View full abstract»

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  • A low-frequency digital spectrum analyzer for laboratory instruction

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):38 - 41
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    The design and implementation of a low-frequency spectrum analyzer is described. The design features a low-cost spectrum analyzer for use in the electrical engineering senior year communications laboratory. The frequency range of the spectrum analyzer extends from under 1 Hz up to 20 kHz. It covers the spectral region of interest in speech processing and baseband data transmission, and provides th... View full abstract»

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  • DF-PAK: a digital filter design software package

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):34 - 38
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    An introduction to a computer-aided design package called DF-PAK is presented. DF-PAK contains software modules for the design and analysis of digital filters and runs on the IBM personal computer (PC). These modules are based on established classical theories and can be integrated to serve a variety of educational needs View full abstract»

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  • A novel laboratory approach for analyzing periodic signals

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):45 - 46
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    An experimental approach is presented for measuring the (root means square) values of the harmonics contained in a periodic signal by using an active bandpass filter. Instead of electronically sweeping the filter center frequency by the input harmonics, the filter center frequency is held constant and the input fundamental frequency is decreased manually, causing each input harmonic to be swept th... View full abstract»

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  • A reformulation of the Nyquist criterion for discrete systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):32 - 34
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    The Nyquist criterion is a useful method in checking the closed-loop stability of linear systems. However, in its existing formulation, it is cumbersome to apply when the open-loop system has poles on the unit cycle of the z plane. An alternative formulation of the Nyquist criterion that is easier to apply than the existing one is presented. Instead of having to determine the images of th... View full abstract»

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  • TUTOR301-a successful application of CAI for electrical engineering problem solving

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):41 - 44
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    A computer-assisted instruction (CAI) system was developed to teach electrical engineering problem solving at West Point, in an introductory course for nonengineers. The system, known as TUTOR301, takes the place of an individual tutor or coach in problem-solving methods. The simple form of solution text used minimized faculty time required to prepare solution scripts for the computer. The system'... View full abstract»

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  • General method of finding initial conditions

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):46 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (1)
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    A general way of finding the initial conditions appearing in systems described by ordinary differential equations is given. The proposed method is based on control theory and graph analysis, and works for both linear and nonlinear systems. It permits an investigation of the initial conditions induced by any one or more of the following: (1) step inputs; (2) impulse inputs; and (3) jumps of system ... View full abstract»

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Texas A&M University