IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 4 • Nov. 1989

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  • A graphics simulator for a robotic arm

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):417 - 429
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (4)
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    A graphics robot simulator designed for an IBM PC/XT/AT or PS/2 personal computer is presented. The simulator is a terminate-and-stay resident (TSR) program that runs in the background and intercepts commands that would normally go to the robot controller through the COM1 serial communication device. With the use of the simulator, students can develop and test robot control programs offline withou... View full abstract»

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  • On the challenges of integrating science education and space flight experiments

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):436 - 438
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    The NASA Small Self-Contained Payloads Program provides an opportunity to involve students in the definition and development of space-flight experiments. The program offers an opportunity to emphasize and incorporate the basic sciences in the experiment development process. The program organization, approaches for defining an experiment, and the program methodology are described. The experiment de... View full abstract»

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  • RF and microwave design courses at Georgia Tech

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):430 - 435
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    A four-course upper-level undergraduate sequence in RF (radio frequency) and microwave design offered by the School of Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology is described. The goal of these courses is to provide students with a good background in basic and advanced principles and design techniques applicable to RF and microwave engineering problems. The course objectives and... View full abstract»

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  • A one-dimensional solution of the homogeneous diffusion equation

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):454 - 456
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    Basic features of the one-dimensional diffusion of the electromagnetic field in a linear, homogeneous, isotropic, time-invariant, and infinitely large conducting region are described. As the initial condition for the magnetic field, a spatial pattern suggested by the elementary Fourier function (Gaussian distribution) is assumed; a simple development follows which introduces in a straightforward m... View full abstract»

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  • Some aspects of developing a modern engineering graphics course

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):439 - 442
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    Some aspects of the development of a modern engineering graphics course for first-year engineering students are described. The objective of the course is to teach students the graphic presentation of 2-D and 3-D data, to give an understanding of the graphic-user/computer communication, and to apply these concepts efficiently to engineering problems. The course covers the mathematical principles of... View full abstract»

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  • On the relationship between the transmitting and receiving properties of antennas

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):457 - 458
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    An alternative way of presenting the relationship between the transmitting and receiving properties of antennas which is thought to be more deductive is outlined. A direct method is suggested for calculating the effective area and the polarization mismatch factor without resorting to restrictive assumptions or to the use of a specific antenna. This exposition was class-tested several times in clas... View full abstract»

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  • Continuing engineering education by electronic blackboard and videotape: a comparison of on-campus and off-campus student performance

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):443 - 447
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    The authors discuss student performance in the two different systems that the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign employs for its remote delivery of off-campus courses in continuing engineering education. The two systems are the AT&T Gemini 100 Electronic Blackboard system and videotaping courses in a studio classroom setting. Three sets of findings are reported about comparisons of on ... View full abstract»

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  • A knowledge-based aid for DC circuit analysis

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):448 - 453
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    A knowledge-based expert system is described which guides the student user to a method most suited to a given circuit problem. The expert system shell, which runs on a personal computer, is briefly described. The principles underlying the knowledge base are discussed. Validation of the knowledge base was carried out by posing a range of problems and comparing the suggested techniques with those us... View full abstract»

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