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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 1 • Date Feb 1999

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  • Computer-aided education for magnetostatics

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):45 - 49
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    The authors present a computer-aided education (CAE) package allowing the visualization of the magnetostatic field in and around the magnetic circuit of a double-U shaped contactor. The modeling of this device is performed by solving, in real-time, a nonlinear finite-element problem. The implementation of this method is optimized greatly in order to allow the animation of field patterns in real-ti... View full abstract»

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  • Motivating mechanical engineers to minor in electrical engineering

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):59 - 64
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The objective of this paper is to describe an innovative teaching technique consisting of pedagogy and motivation as instruments to gradually enhance the interest of mechanical engineering students for minoring in electrical engineering. A study was conducted comparing the performance of 87 students in four classes majoring in mechanical engineering at Temple University, USA. Confidentially conduc... View full abstract»

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  • CAD modeling of interdigitated structures

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):81 - 87
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Existing microwave CAD tools, both educational and, with some exceptions, commercial ones, can only model single and symmetric coupled lines. Some tools are also able to analyze multiple-line structures, but they usually adopt a full-wave approach, which is highly computer intensive. Here a modeling strategy for simulating multiple-line TEM structures, using just single and symmetric coupled lines... View full abstract»

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  • Elihu Thomson's jumping ring in a levitated closed-loop control experiment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):72 - 80
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    A conducting nonmagnetic ring is levitated above a coil excited by an AC source, using the same principle as that of the well-known jumping ring experiment, originally discovered by Elihu Thomson. The AC source is amplitude modulated to ensure that the ring stays in a stationary levitated position. The circuit is analyzed using a simple electrical/magnetic treatment, and the parameters of the syst... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing student learning through hypermedia courseware and incorporation of student learning styles

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):33 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (141)
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    This paper outlines attempts to enhance student learning by addressing different learning styles through course hypermedia. Students learn by a variety of different learning styles. Previously, instructors were unable to effectively address these different learning styles outside the classroom. Two approaches were developed to address this problem. The first approach was the development of hyperme... View full abstract»

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  • Using Monte Carlo simulations to introduce tolerance design to undergraduates

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1 - 7
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The effect of parameter variations on engineering systems is often neglected in undergraduate electrical engineering education. This paper proposes using Monte Carlo simulation to introduce students to tolerance design in the required electronics course where students perform designs using real electronic components. Monte Carlo simulation requires very little statistical background for the studen... View full abstract»

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  • Developing hypertext-based learning courseware for computer networks: the macro and micro stages

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):39 - 44
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (148 KB)

    In order to design and develop hypertext-based learning courseware for computer networks, one needs to know human learning processes and how hypertext can be used to facilitate learning, to be aware of appropriate instructional theories and models to guide design processes, and to consider pedagogical issues. The instructional systems development approach and the elaboration theory of instruction ... View full abstract»

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  • An undergraduate computer engineering rapid systems prototyping design laboratory

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):8 - 14
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    This paper describes a new two-quarter undergraduate capstone design class in our computer engineering curriculum. Design groups comprised of students from several different areas of specialization (e.g., software systems, very large scale integration (VLSI) devices and circuits, and computer architecture) design, simulate, implement, and evaluate a complete computing system. Typical examples of p... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching semiconductor device physics with two-dimensional numerical solver

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):50 - 58
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    In this paper, the authors propose the teaching of semiconductor device physics with the PC-based two-dimensional numerical partial differential equations solver, PDEase2. This approach avoids many of the restrictive assumptions of one-dimensional analytical solutions and better reflects the actual device operation. The gated diode which demonstrates both p-n junction and surface field effect phys... View full abstract»

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  • First harmonic analysis: a circuit theory point of view

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):65 - 71
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    The first harmonic method is usually applied to nonlinear system analysis, being particularly adequate for the study of oscillations. As shown in this paper, oscillators analysis can be performed by using only basic concepts of circuit theory. The nonlinearities present in the oscillator electric circuits are approximated, via the first harmonic method, by resistance or source-controlled equivalen... View full abstract»

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  • A laboratory course on fuzzy control

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):15 - 21
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    In this paper we describe a new control laboratory course at The Ohio State University. Students execute a series of laboratory exercises, for a variety of processes, implementing fuzzy control, adaptive fuzzy control, and other intelligent control techniques, with a particular focus on fuzzy control. Fully instrumented independent testbeds in the laboratory emphasize several sensing and actuation... View full abstract»

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  • Digital simulation of electrical systems to reinforce laboratory teaching

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):22 - 32
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    For the purpose of reinforcing undergraduate laboratory teaching, we have shown some applications of PSpice in the simulation of communication and control systems. Examples discussed include the telephone link, the quadrature PSK system, a feedback control system with transport lag and nonlinearity, and a digital control system. In each example, a schematic diagram of the system, the input circuit... View full abstract»

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