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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 3 • Aug 1988

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  • Microprocessor instruction in the engineering laboratory

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):172 - 176
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    Some of the relevant issues in selecting a microprocessor chip and a trainer are examined and a plan of action that will maximize the educational benefit to engineering students without bankrupting the teaching institution is suggested. Topics such as the definition of a microprocessor, microprocessor production, selecting a CPU for the teaching laboratory, and microprocessor development systems a... View full abstract»

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  • An MS curriculum in telecommunications

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):213 - 214
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A variety of ways of augmenting a curriculum in electrical engineering and computer science at the M.Sc level to serve the rapidly growing needs of industry for engineers with the background necessary for designing and operating state-of-the-art communications systems is outlined View full abstract»

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  • Comparison of Ampere's circuital law (ACL) and the law of Biot-Savart (LBS)

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):236 - 238
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Ampere's circuital law (ACL) and the law of Biot-Savart (LBS) are applied to the computation of the magnetic flux density at the center of the square loop. The results are compared and some common misunderstandings of students are clarified. It is seen that LBS is general and applies to closed or open circuits. In the case of open circuits, care must be exercised in applying the ACL. Here, two cho... View full abstract»

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  • A course on multimicrocomputer system with emphasis on design

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):165 - 171
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    A one-semester senior undergraduate/graduate course on multimicrocomputer systems is described. Description of laboratory experiments and a design project in which the students build a simple multiple-microcomputer system from the chip level as part of the course is also presented. The lecture classes discuss various design techniques, introduction to the hardware, software, concurrent programming... View full abstract»

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  • A study of the relationship between students' learning styles and instructors' lecture styles

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):208 - 212
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    The Myer-Briggs type indicator (MBTI) has been used by previous researchers as an indicator of the learning-style preferences of engineering students in problem-solving courses. In particular, the sensing/intuitive (S/I) scale separates intuitive students with a preference for abstract, global, and theoretical approaches from so-called sensing students, with their preference for the practical, fac... View full abstract»

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  • Coupled transmission lines revisited

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):234 - 236
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The author presents a very satisfying and disarmingly simple way of introducing students to the parallel line coupler, which derives its S matrix directly from a knowledge of its eigenvectors and eigenvalues. For a pair of symmetrical coupled lines, the eigenvectors can be found by inspection, and the eigenvalues determined easily by means of flow graphs. The elements of the S ma... View full abstract»

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  • Graduate education on optical fiber communication technology in China

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):148 - 151
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    Graduate education in optical fiber communication technology in China is described. A detailed account of the experience accumulated by Shanghai Jiao Tong University is provided as a typical example. There are three areas of graduate programs in this university: guided-wave fiber optics, optical-fiber transmission systems, and optical-fiber local area networks (LAN). The textbooks used in one of t... View full abstract»

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  • Harmonic balance evaluation of nonlinear microwave circuits-a tutorial approach

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):181 - 192
    Cited by:  Papers (16)
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    The method of harmonic balance is discussed as a general approach to converting a set of differential equations into a nonlinear algebraic system of equations that can be solved for the periodic steady-state solution of nonlinear microwave circuits. Two different techniques are applied to solve the algebraic system of equations: the fixed-point method and the modified Newton-Raphson method. The im... View full abstract»

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  • The XFACET computer and assembler

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):216 - 221
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Students learning assembly language programming for the first time are presented with a wealth of information that is often difficult to assimilate, such as multiple addressing modes, large instruction sets, software tools intended for professional programmers, and new number systems. The XFACET computer, a teaching computer and assembler that can be used to help simplify and demonstrate many of t... View full abstract»

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  • The case for assembly language programming

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):160 - 164
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    A successful educational course on assembly language programming at the University of Illinois is described with particular emphasis on its pedagogical innovations, including the treatment of multitasking and the provision of library versions of subroutines. The course reinforces fundamental concepts of both data and control structures by illustrating their machine-level implementations. The machi... View full abstract»

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  • Description and educational evaluation of TV lecture system between two campuses connected by optical fiber communication

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):201 - 207
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    Two university campuses have been linked together by an optical fiber cable so that a lecture delivered on one campus can be simultaneously transmitted to the second using four TV channels, thereby making two separated classrooms the equivalent of one. The system is explained and the results of student evaluations are shown. The quality of the image evaluations by students initially experiencing t... View full abstract»

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  • A microcomputer-based system for teaching adaptive control

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):224 - 227
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    A microcomputer-based system for illustrating the basic concepts of adaptive control applied (in real time) to a servomotor is described. The salient features of the software developed to support the system are highlighted and typical numerical results obtained are presented View full abstract»

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  • Simulation of the responses of a DC motor driven from an SCR-controlled source

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):231 - 233
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    The computer-based simulation of DC motors driven from silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR)-controlled sources is described for both DC and AC sources. A circuit simulation program is used for simulation when the DC source is used. An original program utilizing Euler's method provides simulation when the source is AC View full abstract»

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  • The General Electric professorship at Union College, 1903-41

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):141 - 147
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    The General Electric Company and Union College profited from an extremely close relationship during the first half of 20th century. For 38 years, from 1903-41, two prominent General Electric engineers headed the Electrical Engineering Department at Union College in Schenectady, New York, USA, headquarters of GE. C.P. Steinmetz, Chief Consulting Engineer for GE, served both the company and Union fr... View full abstract»

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  • A new undergraduate computer arithmetic software laboratory

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):177 - 180
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    An undergraduate computer engineering laboratory that supports a one-quarter computer arithmetic course is described. This course is required for the computer engineering degree and is taken as a technical option by many students in electrical engineering and computer science. The features of this state-of-the-art laboratory include a local area network of computers, remote access via the campus n... View full abstract»

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  • Writing as a tool for learning

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):214 - 216
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    The faculty at Ward College of Technology CT, USA is expanding emphasis on writing as a method of improving student learning. The approach is three-pronged: first, to expand the writing portion of laboratory reports; second, to include free writing exercises in theory classes; and third, to introduce oral presentations into the laboratory. As a result of these efforts, students are becoming more o... View full abstract»

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  • Continuing engineering education for employees at Hitachi Institute of Technology

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):152 - 159
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    The concepts underlying education at the Hitachi Institute of Technology (HIT), the course structures, and the methods of curriculum development and evaluation are described. An example of a state-of-the-art Japanese corporation continuing engineering education is provided. HIT dedicates itself to the overall advancement of the company's engineering prowess by using the highest level of engineerin... View full abstract»

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  • Simple examples of the method of moments in electromagnetics

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):193 - 200
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    Three simple examples of the use of the method of moments in electromagnetics, i.e. analysis of the input impedance of a short dipole, and plane-wave scattering from both a short dipole and two coupled short dipoles, are presented. The relative simplicity of the examples is a direct result of obtaining simple expressions for the elements in the method-of-moments impedance matrix View full abstract»

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  • Computer-aided compensator design

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):221 - 224
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    A systematic procedure is presented for designing a compensator for a control system to achieve a specific phase margin and acceptable transient response and disturbance rejection characteristics. The design procedure is demonstrated by applying it to control a DC motor drive plant View full abstract»

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  • Teaching digital control without the use of impulse samplers

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):227 - 230
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    An approach to teaching the subject of digital control without the use of impulse samplers is presented. The benefits of not using these samples are: (1) every signal and block in the control loop used for analysis and design purposes corresponds to a physical signal and block in the actual control loop to be implemented; and (2) every signal and block is discrete-time, and described using Z View full abstract»

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Texas A&M University