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Issue 4 • Date Nov 1990

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  • The square matrix rule of the convolution integral

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):369 - 372
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    A square matrix rule is presented which can easily determine the limit and domain of the convolution integral. The rule is demonstrated theoretically. Some examples are given to explain its application in the solution of electrical engineering network problems View full abstract»

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  • The discrete Fourier transform data sequence need not be circularly defined

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):368 - 369
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    Three key discrete Fourier transform (DFT) theorems, namely, those on inversion, shift, and convolution, are considered without assumptions on the data sequence. It is shown that the three DFT theorems can be proved without the usual assumption that the data sequence is circular and that the circularity of DFT shift and convolution is a consequence of the DFT properties, not necessarily of those o... View full abstract»

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  • A general n-port network reciprocity theorem

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):360 - 362
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    A general expression for an n-port network reciprocity theorem is given, which includes the conventional two-port reciprocity theorem as a special case. The proof is based directly on Tellegen's theorem. An illustrative example is given. The result is significant in that not only is the expression itself simple and compact, but it is also general in the broad sense View full abstract»

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  • MULTITEST II: a program for the generation, correction, and analysis of multiple choice tests

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):320 - 325
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    Multitest II is a program for the generation, correction, and analysis of multiple-choice examinations. The program is written in Pascal and has been implemented for the IBM-PC and compatible microcomputers, and for the VAX minicomputer. The program allows the random generation of tests from a master test, and supports several types of multiple-choice tests. The tests are graded by means of a user... View full abstract»

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  • A simulator for a bit-slice computer

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):363 - 365
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    A simulator has been written for a bit-slice system using 2900 series devices. The simulator is very helpful in the teaching of an advanced logic design course. The system was designed so that it could be expanded as the course progressed from a microprogrammed machine to a general-purpose computer, where the student can microprogram the instruction set. The result is that each student in a large ... View full abstract»

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  • Extensions to the Kronig-Penney model

    Publication Year: 1990
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    The Kronig-Penney model uses a periodic array of rectangular wells to deduce the existence of semiconductor energy bands from the solution of the corresponding Schroedinger equation. As part of this procedure, it is necessary to then solve a messy transcendental equation; this difficulty was surmounted by replacing the rectangular array with delta function potentials. The author describes two meth... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences with a personal computer network in electrical engineering education

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):314 - 319
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    At the ESAT (Electronics, Systems, Automation, Technology) laboratory of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium extensive efforts have been made on the implementation of exercise sessions on a PC network. Since 1986, 13 different exercise sessions of eight different courses take place on the network for 300 students in the last three years of electrical engineering. The courses cover severa... View full abstract»

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  • Determining SPICE parameter values for BJTs

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):366 - 368
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    The roles of hybrid-π, two-port, and SPICE transistor parameter are compared. A step-by-step procedure is described for determining numerical parameter values for a dynamic SPICE model of a bipolar junction from transistor manufacturer's measured data. The procedure is illustrated with an example View full abstract»

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  • Summation of certain series using the Shannon sampling theorem

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):337 - 340
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    In communication theory texts, it is usually observed that if the sampling theorem is uncritically applied to a pure sinusoidal signal sin 2πWt using the Nyquist sampling rate of 2W samples/ s, then all the samples taken at the points {k/2W } are zero and a reconstruction of the sinusoid from its sample values is clearly impossible. The author shows ... View full abstract»

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  • The Kronig-Penney approximation: may it live on

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):355 - 358
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    The Kronig-Penney approximation is often used in introducing the concept of energy band structures in semiconductors to graduate electrical engineering students. The authors show that no essential information is lost in making this approximation. This fact, coupled with the approximation's recognized ability to produce analytical solutions to a difficult problem, leads the authors to conclude that... View full abstract»

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  • The degree of intelligence of the law of Biot-Savart

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):365 - 366
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    The author shows that the law of Biot-Savart is capable of giving the magnetic flux density due to DC currents in complete circuits or segments of circuits. The charge accumulations at the ends of such segments are automatically accounted for in this law. In such cases, the law of Biot-Savart is equivalent to the complete form of Maxwell's equation with the displacement current included. It is con... View full abstract»

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  • A positive step toward education in electromagnetic compatibility

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):372 - 374
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    In response to the needs of the local electronics industry, an undergraduate electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) course was introduced at Florida Atlantic University, in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The course stsructure is outlined and some of the problems encountered in teaching such a course are discussed. Recommendations are included for others planning a similar cour... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing computer structure by machine simulation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):326 - 332
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    A simple computer simulator used to introduce freshmen engineering students to machine structure through assembly programmable is described. A four-week course module is described, suited to the IEEE curriculum recommendations. It is built around a simulator called Simian and an accompanying assembler keyed to the IEEE-694 standard. Simian simulates a byte-addressable 32-bit machine, continuously ... View full abstract»

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  • A microcomputer-microprocessor-based DC motor speed controller for undergraduate electric machinery laboratory

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):341 - 345
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    A microcomputer-microprocessor-based control system is described for speed control of a 7.5 hp separately excited DC motor in the undergraduate electric machinery laboratory at Montana State University. The system uses a Hewlett-Packard (HP) 3497A data acquisition system and a HP/85B microcomputer in conjunction with a Z80 microprocessor. It is used by students to obtain the characteristic of the ... View full abstract»

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  • An instructional laboratory to support microprogramming

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):333 - 336
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    A microprogramming laboratory that supports a one-quarter computer architecture course is described. This laboratory includes an inexpensive 32-bit microprogrammable VLSI computer board with writable control store, an 8 MFLOP floating-point processor, advanced microcode debugging support, and a relocatable macro meta assembler. The laboratory described was developed and taught at Georgia Institute... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching electrodynamic levitation theory

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):346 - 354
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    A theoretical approach to teaching the principles of electrodynamic levitation is described. Two theories are used to obtain analytical solutions to predict the performance of a simple MAGLEY arrangement. The first theory, based on Maxwell's equations and vector force relationships, is for a simplified model allowing for a finite-thickness track conductor. The second theory is for a thin plate tra... View full abstract»

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