By Topic

Education, IEEE Transactions on

Issue 3 • Date Aug 1999

Filter Results

Displaying Results 1 - 14 of 14
  • Teleoperation in the undergraduate physics laboratory-teaching an old dog new tricks

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 174 - 179
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (164 KB)  

    A common undergraduate physics experiment is modified for remote operation over the Internet. The software interface for such remote operation is particularly easily implemented using the National Instruments LabVIEW programming environment, which includes remote access of data acquisition hardware in its driver software. Necessary hardware modifications are also described. The value of such an ac... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Continuing professional development for practising engineers in developing economies

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 161 - 166
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (752 KB)  

    This paper presents the results of an investigation to determine the level of continuing professional development (CPD) for engineers in developing countries. Questionnaires were administered randomly to engineers of different specialties. It was found that CPD for engineers in developing countries seems neglected. Experience and state of the art in the profession are, thus, not usually acquired i... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Conducting laboratory experiments over the Internet

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 180 - 185
    Cited by:  Papers (61)  |  Patents (1)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (664 KB)  

    We report on an interactive on-line laboratory for remote education called Automated Internet Measurement Laboratory (AIM-Lab), which utilizes the Internet and the World Wide Web. AIM-Lab allows efficient use of laboratory equipment in both regular and laboratory courses, especially in a distance-learning environment. Our approach is based on newly developed software packages and commercial measur... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Digital signal processors for a signal processing laboratory

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 192 - 199
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (108 KB)  

    An undergraduate level laboratory course on digital signal processors and their use in real-time digital signal processing (DSP) systems is described. Special emphasis is put on some practical issues such as execution time optimization, finite wordlength effects and a pipelined strategy as a suitable way to improve the performance of a real-time DSP system. The primary purpose of the laboratory is... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • CAE in optoelectronics

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 220 - 224
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (340 KB)  

    The most common problems of students attending courses of optoelectronics are discussed in the paper. On the basis of these problems, three computer programs for the computer-aided education (CAE) in optoelectronics have been developed to support the student's understanding of complex phenomena. “Gaussian Beam” serves for simulations and computations in paraxial optics, “Optical ... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Using contests to teach design to EE juniors

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 229 - 232
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (280 KB)  

    Most electrical engineering programs have a capstone design course, but lack a suitable design experience in the junior year. This makes the capstone course very difficult for students and compromises its pedagogical aims. A good design experience offers opportunities for learning to identify key operational concepts, to identify and remedy procedural and factual knowledge deficits, and to exercis... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A state-wide senior parallel programming course

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 167 - 173
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1032 KB)  

    In this paper, we describe an undergraduate parallel programming course based upon networked workstations. The course is offered on the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NC-REN), a private telecommunications network which interconnects universities in North Carolina and provides multiway, face-to-face video, and audio communications. Course materials are described and made available i... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • A note on Kalman filtering

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 225 - 227
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (100 KB)  

    The purpose of this paper is to point out a confusing phenomenon in the teaching of Kalman filtering. Students are often confused by noting that the a posteriori error covariance of the discrete Kalman filter (DKF) is smaller than the error covariance of the continuous Kalman filter (CKF), which would mean that the DKF is better than CKF since it gives a smaller error covariance. However, simulati... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • On a fundamental physical principle underlying the point location algorithm in computer graphics [for EM field theory]

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 200 - 204
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (56 KB)  

    The issue of point location is an important problem in computer graphics and the study of efficient data structures and fast algorithms is an important research area for both computer graphics and computational geometry disciplines. When filling the interior region of a planar polygon in computer graphics, it is necessary to identify all points that lie within the interior region and those that ar... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Concerning the Nyquist plots of rational functions of nonzero type

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 228 - 229
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (60 KB)  

    The Nyquist plots of rational functions of type one or higher are often represented with branches that tend to infinity while approaching either the real or imaginary axis. It is shown that this fails to be true in general, a fact that appears to have little, if any, impact on the usual analysis. However, it has pedagogical interest since it explains the discrepancy between the shape of the Nyquis... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Transient analysis of energy equation of dynamical systems

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 217 - 219
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (48 KB)  

    In the scope of numerical simulation, this report presents a method to evaluate the δ(t)u(t) Dirac product which is encountered when formulating energy equations of dynamical systems. A simple pendulum is taken as an example and its simulation scheme is designed. The transient analysis of the system driven by an impulse command is finally used to illustrate that δ(t)u(t)=0.5δ(t);... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Discrete-time analysis of linear and nonlinear systems using analog circuit simulators

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 205 - 211
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (124 KB)  

    A method to teach discrete-time systems analysis concepts and skills to engineering students is presented and discussed. The method presented in this investigation uses commercially available analog-digital circuit simulators and a delay element and sampler constructed from analog components. The delay element and sampler used with standard, continuous-time amplifiers and summers, allow the user t... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • The setting-up of an optical remote sensing system for target identification: a laboratory experiment

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 186 - 191
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (220 KB)  

    The construction of an optical system for vibration measurement using laser doppler velocimetry (LDV) is presented, the basis of which can be used as a laboratory experiment for the classroom. LDV is an optical technique that can be used to determine an object's velocity by analyzing the frequency content of coherent light reflected from it. It can be used for vibration measurement, target identif... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.
  • Using circuit transformations for the evaluation of amplifier parameters

    Publication Year: 1999 , Page(s): 212 - 216
    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (80 KB)  

    A technique for signal analysis of electronic circuits, using simple circuit transformations, is presented. The circuit transformations are based on the application of the Thevenin's and Norton's theorems. The method is an alternative to directly solving the circuit equations, and is especially useful in some cases for the evaluation of gain and resistance seen from two nodes. A set of examples is... View full abstract»

    Full text access may be available. Click article title to sign in or learn about subscription options.

Aims & Scope

Educational research, methods, materials, programs, and technology in electrical engineering, computer engineering, and fields within the scope of interest of IEEE.

Full Aims & Scope

Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Jeffrey E. Froyd
Texas A&M University