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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 4 • Nov. 1999

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  • The philosopher's tree: a selection of Michael Faraday's writings complied [Book Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 352
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):1 - 3
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  • Subject index

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):3 - 9
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  • Computational environment for the study of optical waveguides

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):305 - 310
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    A notebook in the software Mathematica is developed here for the analysis of planar multilayer dielectric waveguides with the objective of using it as a didactic computational tool, with a possible inclusion in the electrical engineering package library of this same software. The scattering and guiding phenomena in a given structure are analyzed in the notebook, through the use of the programming ... View full abstract»

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  • Using the OMNeT++ discrete event simulation system in education

    Publication Year: 1999
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    The intent of this paper is to contribute to the teaching of computer networks, parallel and distributed systems and discrete event simulation by presenting a simulation system that is ideally suited for educational use. OMNeT++ is a C++-based discrete event simulator which uses the process-interaction approach. An OMNeT++ model consists of modules communicating by message passing. Modules can be ... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing optoelectronics through automated characterisation of devices and virtual measurement software

    Publication Year: 1999
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    It is widely accepted that experimental work is essential for the student engineer. However, in the area of optoelectronics, the scope of many experiments has been limited by the issues of safety for the student, and the cost and complexity of the instruments and devices required. A step has been taken towards overcoming these limitations with the development of an integrated software environment ... View full abstract»

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  • Undergraduate research and intellectual property rights

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):233 - 236
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    Most universities today have developed intellectual property policies which clearly establish ownership rights in any commercially valuable process developed by professors and graduate students in a university laboratory. Increasingly, undergraduates are also being encouraged to take an active part in research since this often encourages them to go on to graduate school. It is also, in itself, a v... View full abstract»

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  • An undergraduate degree program for communication systems engineering

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):295 - 304
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    The increasing demand for skilled engineers in the fields of data communications and telecommunications industries called for the introduction of a new and unique undergraduate degree program for communication systems engineering. The methodology for determining the needs of this program, the formulation of its curriculum, a description of the communication systems engineer, and the student reacti... View full abstract»

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  • Reflections on the operation of large multidisciplinary projects in engineering, design and design management

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Multi-disciplinary product design teams are now an accepted project development tool in industry. Many advantages cited are: rapid prototyping, cost reduction and the design of a more marketable product. While multi-disciplinary teams are common in such environments, it is more problematical to offer students in higher education experience of working in such a team. A variety of difficulties are e... View full abstract»

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  • Educational design of high-performance arithmetic circuits on FPGA

    Publication Year: 1999
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    In many courses of digital system design, a large amount of time is spent introducing the students to architectural and circuit design. A typical laboratory application is the design of arithmetic digital circuits. In the past, as a hardware platform for educational digital design, programmable logic arrays (PLAs) have been widely used. Today, the field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), seem to be... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching digital systems in the South Africa context

    Publication Year: 1999
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    This paper describes the structure of digital and computer system curricula at a university in South Africa and shows how programmable logic is successfully applied in an environment where ASIC designs are not yet feasible. Programmable logic is used in the courses for rapid prototyping of much more complex digital structures, much quicker and easier, than in the past. VHDL is used to describe dig... View full abstract»

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  • A capstone computer engineering design course

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):288 - 294
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    This paper describes the senior computer engineering capstone design course at Washington University in St. Louis. As part of this course, three-student teams develop a complete 8-bit microprocessor using a hardware description language (VHDL) and implement their designs in a small FPGA. Programmed FPGAs are “booted” at the end of the course and tested for accuracy. Students also write... View full abstract»

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  • ClassWise: synchronous Internet desktop education

    Publication Year: 1999
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    This paper reports the results of a five-year effort to develop an effective system for teaching distant students via the Internet, where the students are able to participate synchronously in class as contrasted to the more common asynchronous, Web-based “distance learning” approach. The authors have developed a system consisting of effective teaching practices and a practical family o... View full abstract»

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  • Techniques in a pseudocorporate environment [engineering education]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):255 - 260
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    This paper describes a strategy which was developed to effect desired behavioral change in a junior year electronics design laboratory course, corequisite to a second electronics course. Since any such strategy requires a schedule of reinforcement, the setting of the course was changed to that of a new employee orientation and probationary program with the instructor serving as Manager of Engineer... View full abstract»

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  • Applications of dynamic data analysis: a multidisciplinary laboratory course

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):276 - 280
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    This paper describes a junior-level multidisciplinary laboratory course centered around industrial applications of dynamic data acquisition and analysis. The course was developed with funding from an NSF Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (ILI) grant and is offered as a NSF Foundation Coalition (FC) course. It is also open to traditional aerospace, electrical, industrial, and mechanical en... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching programming concepts using an icon-based software design tool

    Publication Year: 1999
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    The authors have developed a Windows-based iconic detailed design tool named which allows the user to design a program with icons representing all the major procedural and object-oriented programming constructs and data structures within a syntax-directed environment. The user can then generate syntactically correct code for any one of several text-based languages. This tool was used successfully ... View full abstract»

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  • A common model for problem solving and program development

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):331 - 336
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    We present a domain-specific problem solving model to facilitate the study of programming. Specifically, we address how problem solving and programming can be closely integrated and taught to beginning students and what are the necessary knowledge and skills to enhance students' ability to become effective problem solvers and programmers. To accomplish this, we synthesized a common model for probl... View full abstract»

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  • Student-written control application case studies

    Publication Year: 1999
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    This paper describes a graduate-level control course at the University of Pretoria, the aim of which is to develop case studies on industrial control applications. Groups of students are given a specific industrial control problem to study, as facilitated by experts from industry. Students study the process via a literature survey, by spending time on the plant in question, and by interviewing ope... View full abstract»

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  • Using PSpice 8.0 to teach digital logic

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 356
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  • New methods for computing interpolation and decimation using polyphase decomposition

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):311 - 314
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    There are many applications in communication systems where the sampling rate must be changed. Interpolators and decimators are utilized to increase or decrease the sampling rate. Computationally efficient implementation of interpolators and decimators employ polyphase decomposition. In this work, the authors present new methods for performing decimation or interpolations similar to the way numbers... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of the differential amplifier with an active load

    Publication Year: 1999
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    The analysis and simulation of an emitter coupled differential amplifier with an active load is presented. In most books, the two halves of the differential amplifier are assumed to be identical. This assumption made to analyze the circuit leads to erroneous results. Here, the authors compare the simulation results with hand calculations to convince the readers about this very common error in the ... View full abstract»

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  • Control tutorials for software instruction over the World Wide Web

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):237 - 246
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    The World Wide Web (WWW) has given educators unprecedented opportunities to provide information to students both within their own classes and around the globe. This paper describes the development and implementation of a set of Web-based tutorials for MATLAB, a popular computation and visualization software package. The potential impact of the WWW on pedagogical objectives is discussed, and the tu... View full abstract»

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  • TransNet: the transportation research Internet cooperative

    Publication Year: 1999
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    TransNet is an experimental service that provides a model for the organization and electronic dissemination of transportation knowledge. TransNet is an Internet cooperative whose members are universities that have a demonstrated interest in transportation research and that have the necessary hardware, software and personnel to host a World Wide Web (WWW, or Web) site. TransNet provides the opportu... View full abstract»

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  • A pedagogical approach to database design via Karnaugh maps

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):261 - 270
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    The study of normalization is a fundamental topic that is covered in most introductory database courses taught by departments of Computer/Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The typical pedagogical approach to normalization presents several classical algorithms, which are based upon the application of axioms and lemmas for manipulating functional dependencies, that can be used in the proc... View full abstract»

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  • Freshman engineers' performance when solving design problems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):281 - 287
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    Among the major changes that undergraduate engineering curricula are undergoing is the incorporation of design into freshman curricula. While the objective is to teach design so that students learn both engineering processes and content knowledge, the open question remains: to what extent can freshman engineering students learn to do design? To date, few studies have actually assessed acquisition ... 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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Jeffrey E. Froyd
Texas A&M University