IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 1 • Feb 1990

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  • A survey of graduate programs in electromagnetic applications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):8 - 21
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    Survey results which summarize the research activities of 64 American colleges and universities in areas that deal with applications of electromagnetic theory are presented. The names and research interests of faculty at each institution are listed along with the numbers of MS and PhD students who are enrolled during March 1989 or graduated in 1988. The EM-related research funding and the average ... View full abstract»

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  • The teaching of electromagnetics

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):3 - 7
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    A discussion is presented of the history of the teaching of Maxwell's formulation of electromagnetic theory in universities, some questions of content and order, useful analogies and teaching aids to clarify the concepts, and the growing importance of computational approaches to the subject View full abstract»

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  • A hands-on microwave laboratory course using microstrip circuits

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):161 - 163
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    The microwave region of the electromagnetic spectrum provides an excellent vehicle for introducing electromagnetic concepts. Unfortunately, the relatively high cost of microwave experiments make it difficult to reinforce lecture material with laboratory exercise. A discussion is presented as to how a CAD program and a nonconventional fabrication procedure have been used in a two-semester microwave... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching CAD to microwave students

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):140 - 144
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    A description is given of a graduate course on computer-aided microwave circuit design, which was added to the electromagnetics/microwaves curriculum at the University of Colorado in 1984. The three important components of this course are: lectures on microstrip circuit design, the use of CAD software with an open source code, and an experimental term project. Motivations for introducing such a co... View full abstract»

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  • Fields that are always dynamic [electromagnetism]

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):35 - 46
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    An approach to undergraduate electromagnetics is outlined that differs from the traditional sequence of statics followed by electrodynamics. The purpose is to capture student interest while teaching relatively simple fields by relating the topics to electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic device examples. This is done by addressing electrostatics and magnetostatics as quasistatics, so that the fie... View full abstract»

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  • Microwave measurements for seniors: applications of computer-based instruction

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):149 - 160
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    The integration of computer-based instruction with advanced, automated instrumentation, making use of the automated system's capability for individualized, self-paced tutoring in its own operation, is discussed. Details are presented on two such computer-based tutorials: one to provide an introduction to a microwave vector network analyzer, and the other to train students in the operation of a spe... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching microwave engineering through the National Technological University

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):135 - 139
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    The history and activities of the National Technological University (NTU), a consortium of 28 universities that have instructional television (ITV) systems serving educational needs of practicing engineers, are summarized. Then a description is given of how two introductory microwave courses are taught on the NTU network. The production and distribution systems that facilitate the delivery of micr... View full abstract»

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  • Computers and computer graphics in the teaching of field phenomena

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):95 - 103
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    The use of computers and computer graphics in the teaching of sophomore/junior level students majoring in electrical engineering and computer engineering is discussed. Any previous study of electromagnetic fields is presumed to have been limited to a brief exposure in freshman physics. The author has been using both instructor-written and student-written programs in teaching various topics in the ... View full abstract»

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  • An electromagnetics course with EMC applications for computer engineering students

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):119 - 128
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    When computer engineering students follow a different (separate) program of study from the electrical engineering students, only a single course in engineering electromagnetics can be accommodated in the computer engineering (CE) core program. An outline for a course on electromagnetics for computer engineering is given combining traditional electromagnetics topics with definitions, concepts, and ... View full abstract»

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  • Monte Carlo methods in an introductory electromagnetic course

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):73 - 80
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    Although the pedagogical value of introducing numerical methods such as finite-element methods, finite-difference methods, and moment methods in an introductory electromagnetics (EM) course has been recognized, no similar attempt has been made to introduce Monte Carlo methods. An attempt is made to fill this gap by presenting Monte Carlo procedures in simple terms that can be presented in an intro... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching electromagnetics around the world: a survey

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):22 - 34
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    Thirteen respondents describe the mechanics and reflect on the environment of teaching electromagnetics in their respective countries. A brief description of the survey by F.J. Rosenbaum is followed by the 13 individual presentations, whose titles are: undergraduate EM teaching at the University of New South Wales; teaching electromagnetism to undergraduates in Belgium: teaching electromagnetics t... View full abstract»

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  • A note on the quasi-static approach in teaching electromagnetics

    Publication Year: 1990
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    It is argued that in teaching electromagnetics, the classical electrostatic introduction can be bypassed if one admits the existence of time harmonic fields at the outset where the frequency is sufficiently low that propagation effects can be neglected. Thus, one still deals with Laplace's equation and, for convenience, can characterize the medium in terms of its admittivity. Electrostatics are th... View full abstract»

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  • An elective microwave course sequence with integrated laboratory

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):145 - 148
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    A description is given of a three-quarters senior/first-year-graduate level elective microwave course sequence with integrated laboratory. The course sequence is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of theoretical and practical microwave engineering fundamentals which will enable students to make an immediate transition into an industrial environment and will provide a strong foundation f... View full abstract»

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  • A proposed course on numerical techniques in electromagnetics

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):47 - 50
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    A description is given of the establishment and content of a senior/first-year graduate course in numerical methods in electromagnetics. Examples of sample problems suitable for the course are presented. The problems encountered in offering such a course and suggestions for improvements are discussed View full abstract»

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  • Numerical solutions and mapping of electrostatic fields using the Apple MacIntosh computer

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):104 - 110
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    The popularity, user-friendliness, and accessibility of personal computers encourages their use as powerful computational tools for numerical and graphical aids in the visualization of concepts that may seem abstract to students. Methods are presented for using the Apple MacIntosh computer for the numerical solution and mapping of fields for electrostatics, steady current flow, heat transfer, and ... View full abstract»

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  • A modern course in microwave engineering

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):129 - 134
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    A two-semester course in microwave engineering at the senior/first-year-graduate level has been developed over the last seven years at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. This course has a laboratory, and is modern in the sense that it includes contemporary topics (such as planar transmission lines, components, and circuits), the use of computer-aided design techniques, and access to sta... View full abstract»

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  • Learning about fields and waves using visual electromagnetics

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):81 - 94
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    Electromagnetics education needs to take advantage of modern technology if it is to continue attracting adequate numbers of students to its study. Visual electromagnetics (VEM) is defined as an interactive and visual learning environment aiming to provide a more appealing and intuitive means of studying electromagnetics. VEM involves computer graphics with varying degrees of interactivity availabl... View full abstract»

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  • PC-assisted instruction of introductory electromagnetics

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):51 - 59
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    A comprehensive, user-interactive software package for the IBM PC or compatible, resulting from an ongoing effort by the author to enhance the teaching and learning processes in the instruction of introductory electromagnetics courses is described. The associated topics are distributed throughout the realm of introductory electromagnetics, ranging from coordinate systems to antenna fundamentals. T... View full abstract»

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  • Establishment of a university course in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):111 - 118
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    The establishment, content, and experience with an undergraduate course in electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) in an electrical engineering program is described. The course has met with very favorable student reaction and enthusiasm. Current college/university curricula do not generally contain such a course although the material is rapidly becoming fundamental aspect of electrical engineering des... View full abstract»

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  • An interactive demonstration of electromagnetic wave propagation using time-domain finite differences

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):60 - 68
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    The finite difference time-domain (FDTD) method is one of the most widely used computational methods in electromagnetics. Using FDTF, Maxwell's equations are solved directly in the time domain via finite differences and time stepping. the basic approach is relatively easy to understand and is an alternative to the more usual frequency-domain approaches. In order to take advantage of this, an inter... View full abstract»

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  • Iterative solution of Maxwell's equations-a bridge between static and time-varying solutions

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):69 - 72
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    Iterative solutions are presented that bridge the gap between solutions of static fields and those of time-varying fields. It is shown that iterative methods of analysis are simple mathematically and avoid more complicated wave functions that occur in cylindrical and spherical coordinates. They apply to problems in which sources have spatial symmetry, and can produce results of sufficient accuracy... View full abstract»

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Texas A&M University