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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 2 • Date May 1999

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  • Error detection and correction templates for digital courses

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):114 - 117
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    Error detection and correction [EDC] is normally considered an advanced topic, and therefore it is not usually covered in an introductory digital electronic book, with an exception of Mano and Kime. This lack of discussion is unfortunate, because not only is error detection and correction an increasingly important topic in digital design, but it is fairly easily injected into digital logic courses... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating optical and electrical engineering courses

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):124 - 128
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The expansion in the fields of optical engineering and optoelectronics has made it essential to introduce optical engineering concepts into undergraduate courses and curricula. Because of limits on the number of course requirements for the B.S. degree, it is not clear how these topics should be introduced without replacing some of the traditional requirements. This paper demonstrates how optical e... View full abstract»

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  • An optical communication design laboratory

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):138 - 143
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    A senior-level design laboratory course is described, in which an optical fiber communication network is expanded or improved by successive generations of students. In this evolutionary approach, student teams base their work on the final written reports of students in previous course offerings. In addition to its primary goal of providing a high-level technical experience, the course requires mul... View full abstract»

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  • Plagiarism in programming assignments

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):129 - 133
    Cited by:  Papers (50)  |  Patents (3)
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    The assessment of programming courses is usually carried out by means of programming assignments. Since it is simple to copy and edit computer programs, however, there will always be a temptation among some students following such courses to copy and modify the work of others. As the number of students in these courses is often high, it can be very difficult to detect this plagiarism. The authors ... View full abstract»

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  • Angular velocity control for a windmill radiometer

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):147 - 152
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    In this paper, an inexpensive and simple control experiment which could be readily used to demonstrate proportional integral (PI) compensator design through root locus is presented. This work is also a useful example of analog control, which is not often seen today. It is of interest to anyone teaching an introductory control course. The variable to be controlled is the angular velocity of a windm... View full abstract»

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  • Short-term practical training for electrical engineering undergraduates

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):109 - 113
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    This paper describes a practical training program developed for electrical engineering undergraduate students at the University of Mauritius. The three-month training is offered at the end of the freshman year, and is a prerequisite for the second fear. Students do not take more time to graduate as the training period is offered between two semesters. During the first month, students are presented... View full abstract»

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  • Case-studies on average-case analysis for an elementary course on algorithms

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):96 - 102
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    Average-case algorithm analysis is usually viewed as a tough subject by students in the first courses in computer science. Traditionally, these topics are fully developed in advanced courses with a clear mathematical orientation. The work presented here is not an alternative to this, rather, it presents the analysis of algorithms (and average-case in particular) adapted to the mathematical backgro... View full abstract»

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  • A forward-looking electronics and computer engineering technology program

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):118 - 123
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    A successful electronics and computer engineering technology program has been offered at Arizona State University (USA) since 1973. Engineering technology programs graduate students who can readily contribute to the workforce in industry and society, The immediate contribution is achieved by imparting state-of-the-art knowledge and skills; continued success and lifelong learning are assured by a k... View full abstract»

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  • A low-cost high-performance cleanroom enclosure

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):144 - 146
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    A conventional laboratory room was converted into a cleanroom for laser microfabrication. These simple techniques resulted in a measured class 100 environment at the surface of the optical table, well beyond the class 1000 design goal. The total conversion costs were approximately 40% the cost of a comparable commercial modular cleanroom, sufficiently inexpensive for the development of microfabric... View full abstract»

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  • Hints on writing technical papers and making presentations

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):134 - 137
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    This paper is an attempt to give some guidelines on how to write a good technical paper and to make good presentations, important skills for a successful career in research and teaching View full abstract»

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  • Sequential and concurrent teaching: structuring hands-on methodology

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):103 - 108
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    The discussion of hands-on teaching methodology is taken beyond the general principles of active learning and learning by doing, and on the basis of teaching experiments conducted at PUC-Rio a set of techniques are presented that make it possible to shift the focus from the teacher to the learner. The paper describes two opposing approaches to teaching, shown as extreme types: sequential teaching ... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing formulas for Fermi energy

    Publication Year: 1999
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    The formula for the Fermi energy in a metal is usually introduced to undergraduate students via a three-dimensional calculation. The case is made for using a one-dimensional calculation as an introduction View full abstract»

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  • A simple proof of Miller's theorem

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):154 - 155
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    A new very simple proof of Miller's theorem with a clear physical interpretation is given. It may improve students' understanding of the theorem View full abstract»

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