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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 4 • Date Nov. 1997

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  • Nomenclature database [for electrical engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Many people who need to write technical documents do not know that there exist standards for writing letter symbols. When a lecturer or professor gives a lesson, the symbols used are transmitted to the students so they learn which symbols must be used for each magnitude. But in many cases, the symbols employed by the professor are not the standard ones for that magnitude. And in different subjects... View full abstract»

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  • A course on instrumentation: the signal processing approach

    Publication Year: 1997
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    This paper describes a new course on instrumentation given to telecommunications engineering students at the Universidad Publica de Navarra, Spain. This course has been introduced within the context of the renovation of curricula in Spain, in which instrumentation has become a mandatory subject. Instrumentation is thus presented as a relevant discipline on its own in which many technologies and te... View full abstract»

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  • Methodologies and tools for learning digital electronics

    Publication Year: 1997
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    This paper presents methodologies and tools characterizing a computer-based learning environment developed by the authors for an introductory course in digital electronics. Different methodologies support all phases of the formative process. Special emphasis is put on a progressive use of simulation techniques to stimulate learner activity and overcome some difficulties inherent to the subject. Th... View full abstract»

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  • Preface to CD-ROM Supplement

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):289 - 290
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  • Abstracts of papers published on CD-ROM

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):291 - 298
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  • A vision-guided autonomous vehicle: an alternative micromouse competition

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):253 - 258
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    A persistent problem facing today's engineering educators is how to promote students' interest in science and engineering. One of the best approaches to this challenge is to sponsor a technological competition that combines publicity, technology, and student participation. A current leading competition called “micromouse”, although earning high marks on publicity and technology, has ha... View full abstract»

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  • POWERHU-a PC-based electric power system analysis software package for electric power system courses

    Publication Year: 1997
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    A software package is developed to perform electrical power system analysis on a personal computer. The software is capable of performing impedance calculations, load-flow studies, fault analysis and transient-stability analyses of electric power systems. It is intended for electric power system students, and is realized in such a manner that a problem can be solved by using alternative methods. E... View full abstract»

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  • Making connections: engineering ethics on the World Wide Web

    Publication Year: 1997
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    This paper focuses on the use of the World Wide Web in courses and course units dealing with engineering ethics and/or the social implications of engineering. Course materials and other resources for use by students and faculty are discussed and a new website, the Web Clearinghouse for Engineering and Computing Ethics, is introduced. Course materials and resources found on the Web include: ethics ... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a real-time servo control test bench

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):242 - 252
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    Servomechanism control problems generally include velocity control, position or tracking control, force control, and multiaxial (synchronous) motion control. This paper presents an innovative real-time system, named “Servomechanism Control Test Bench” (SCTB), designed to provide a benchmark for robust control experiments. The system, including hardware and software, combines a unique e... View full abstract»

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  • The real experiment eXecution approach to networking courseware

    Publication Year: 1997
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Courseware development and delivery represent one of the main topics of present research activities in the field of computer assisted learning (CAL). New educational technologies have been driven by the improvement in computer network capabilities that address client-server dynamics, access mechanisms and network services. Furthermore, multimedia authoring tools, the World Wide Web and the Java pr... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated undergraduate teaching laboratory approach to multivariable control

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):266 - 272
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    This paper discusses an integrated teaching laboratory approach to multivariable control as part of final year undergraduate and graduate control courses successfully taught by the authors in recent years. The perceived jump in mathematical sophistication required of students and the uneasy fit with previously learned classical control material are eliminated. One such laboratory teaching situatio... View full abstract»

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  • Power supply design in the undergraduate curriculum

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):278 - 282
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    Even though the electronic power supply is one of the most commonly used circuits, its design is often mentioned only briefly in undergraduate curricula. The approximate analyses in most textbooks fail to cover the RMS current requirements of the transformer, and they are not sufficiently detailed for the use in the design of power supplies. The common case of low-voltage ripple is seldom addresse... View full abstract»

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  • A VHDL synthesis model of the MIPS processor for use in computer architecture laboratories

    Publication Year: 1997
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    This paper describes and contains the necessary VHDL files to synthesize and simulate a MIPS 32-bit RISC processor core for use in introductory computer architecture classes. This MIPS processor core is based on the design presented in chapters 5 and 6 of the widely used text, Computer Organization and Design the Hardware/Software Interface by David Patterson and John Hennessy. IEEE Standard Logic... View full abstract»

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  • ECL I/O buffers for BiCMOS integrated systems: a tutorial overview

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):229 - 241
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    In this paper we describe the methodology for the design and layout of fast BiCMOS ECL (emitter-couped logic) I/O buffers. Principles of ECL circuit operation are described with emphasis on the NOR/OR gate and the bandgap voltage reference. A comparison of ECL 10 K and 100 K logic families is presented as well as complete designs for an input and output buffer. The pad macros are temperature- and ... View full abstract»

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  • Three-dimensional model for analog circuit instruction

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Conventional instruction on analog circuits has been based essentially on quantitative analytical methods. These methods are specially suited for analysis purposes; however, the process itself often obscures the desired intuitive understanding of the major aspects of the behavior of devices and circuits. Moreover, the graphs commonly utilized to depict the results of the analyses are not always su... View full abstract»

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  • Innovations in undergraduate engineering education through NSF ILI and NASA JOVE program-sponsored development of a laboratory course sequence in semiconductor materials

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):259 - 265
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    This paper describes development of two undergraduate laboratory courses in semiconductor materials and devices. The project was supported through a National Science Foundation (NSF) Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (ILI) Grant with supplementary support from the NASA JOVE Program, Arkansas State University, and equipment vendors. The courses complement lecture courses, cover semiconduct... View full abstract»

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  • A tour of the CSM Electronics Prototyping Facility

    Publication Year: 1997
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    The Division of Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines has developed a new approach in teaching and using electronic circuit fabrication skills as a standard part of our undergraduate electronics laboratories. We have created a vertically integrated facility with advanced computer-aided design (CAD) tools, quick and cheap printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication machinery and industry-standard... View full abstract»

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  • New macromodels of a switch for SPICE applications

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):273 - 277
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    This paper is concerned with the macromodeling of a “switch” which is important from the point of view of the SPICE simulation of DC-DC power converters, switching mode power supplies and power electronic circuits. In this paper, some new macromodels of switches are introduced which are simpler and allow faster simulation times than a previously known model. The underlying principle an... View full abstract»

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  • “Designing for EMC”-a case study for developing a course in electromagnetic compatibility

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):283 - 286
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    Over the past several years, Federal and international regulations limiting the interference potential of electronic devices have forced designers and manufacturers of these devices to consider the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) of their products. Although there are a few universities which offer courses to prepare electrical engineers for this challenge, many faculties are hesitant to introd... View full abstract»

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  • Did it work? An interactive report on the follow-up evaluation of an intervention program for minority high school girls

    Publication Year: 1997
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    In the USA, minority women are particularly under-represented in the fields of science and engineering. To reach this pool of talent, intervention programs have been developed at various stages in the educational pipeline. One program offered at the George Washington University (GW), funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1989 through 1993, utilized computer technology and cooperativ... View full abstract»

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  • Software tools to improve note-taking in the classroom

    Publication Year: 1997
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    This paper describes the functionalities and some implementation details of software tools to assist and to improve the process of note taking by students during a traditional lecture. The software tools allow professors to interact effectively with the students during lectures and help students to take relevant notes. They are based on a previously described software, and use a network of pen-bas... View full abstract»

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  • A simple digital circuit for the Towers of Hanoi problem

    Publication Year: 1997, Page(s):287 - 288
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    A digital circuit is presented for the Towers of Hanoi problem based upon its iterative algorithm. This provides a case study to illustrate synchronous design principles and the correspondence between hardware and software functions View full abstract»

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  • Real-time systems course in undergraduate CS/CE programs

    Publication Year: 1997
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    Interactions with industry hiring new software engineers from undergraduate computer science and engineering programs show, case after case, that universities do not pay enough attention to the practical aspects of software development. Another well-known deficiency of the undergraduate programs is in the area of time-critical, reactive programming. The present paper describes a senior course in a... View full abstract»

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  • A unique desk-top electrical machinery laboratory for the mechatronics age

    Publication Year: 1997
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (3)
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    This paper describes an electrical machinery laboratory, named MECHATRO LAB 2PLUS, designed to cope with modern realities in which engineering graduates encounter various kinds of servomotors and actuators much more frequently than conventional power electric machines. The set-up can demonstrate the principles of some 20 different kinds of electric machines ranging from conventional rotary machine... View full abstract»

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  • Helping to shape the future of education

    Publication Year: 1997
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    For more than a decade, the National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) has continued to extend and broaden its efforts in the revitalization of undergraduate education. This process began with innovative single projects, then expanded to disciplinary initiatives in engineering, calculus, and chemistry that sought to disseminate best practices across all institutions. T... View full abstract»

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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.

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