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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 2 • May 1991

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  • Engineering education, design and senior projects

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):193 - 198
    Cited by:  Papers (17)
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    The role of senior year projects in engineering education is addressed. The author examines the meaning of design in relation to the senior project experience and offers the distinction between, in the author's terminology, discrete design and continuous design. The ability to do continuous design comes from a sound theoretical background, and expertise in discrete design comes more from experienc... View full abstract»

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  • An improved state diagram

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):199 - 203
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The conventional state diagram for a synchronous sequential circuit places the circuit's output labels on arrows representing state transitions. This notation leads students to think that the labels denote output values during, or associated with, changes of state; in fact, the output is not defined when the state is changing. The misconception fostered by this notation creates difficulties for st... View full abstract»

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  • Experiments in modeling, simulation, and control by microcomputers

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):204 - 208
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Simple low-cost experiments to introduce students to the fundamentals of process modeling, simulation, and control using microprocessors are presented. These experiments allow students to establish connections between the theory and practice of control and cover a wide range of topics including proportional and integral control, nonlinear effects, and noise rejection in a real-time implementation.... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessor controlled FSK/PSK wave modulation: experimental model for a digital communication laboratory

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):189 - 192
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    A simple digitally programmable oscillator (DPO) based on a two-integrator loop is described. A simple experimental model for signal processing/generation (e.g., frequency shift keying, amplitude shift keying, phase shift keying/binary phase shift keying) useful in digital communication has been derived from the DPO by employing a microprocessor. The setup can be conveniently utilized for demonstr... View full abstract»

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  • A systematic treatment of vector analysis

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):167 - 174
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    A systematic method of treating vector analysis is presented. A general definition of an operational expression containing a new symbolic operator, independent of the choice of coordinate system, is the foundation of the subsequent developments which include an algebraic method of deriving vector identities and the formulation of a generalized Gauss theorem. Vector analysis on a surface is formula... View full abstract»

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  • Universal logic implementer: a general purpose tool for a digital logic design laboratory

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):184 - 188
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    The authors present a general-purpose digital logic implementer, a tool designed to serve as a workstation for laboratory experiments in the digital logic and computer architecture courses taught in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Washington State University. The logic implementer is a versatile tool suitable for a wide spectrum of experiments, from simple gate-level implemen... View full abstract»

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  • Heaviside's operational calculus: Oliver's revenge

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):155 - 166
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    The Heaviside operational calculus is rigorously developed from general linear system considerations. This approach is abstract, yet quite simple and allows the most general results to be reached. Both stable and nonstable linear systems are considered but the stable single input-output systems are emphasized, as they are of primary interest. Extension to multivariate systems is immediate View full abstract»

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  • A computer-aided teaching package for microprocessor systems education

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):179 - 183
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    A computer-aided teaching (CAT) package for use in a microprocessor systems course is described. It uses the Z80 CPU as the basis for describing how an eight-bit CPU functions internally and as the master of a microcomputer system. The package, which consists of an assembler and a graphics simulator, aids as a powerful teaching tool that enables the student to learn about the internal architecture... View full abstract»

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  • Developing professionalism in the electrical engineering classroom

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):149 - 154
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    The authors share their experience in teaching electrical engineering students the ethical, social, safety, and economic considerations in engineering practice. The exercises take the form of a trial where the students have to defend their judgments. The approach is found to be successful in helping students to understand the true meaning of being an engineering professional. Professional ethics a... View full abstract»

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  • Personal computers in electrical and computer engineering: education survey

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):175 - 178
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    The results are presented of a survey conducted to determine the impact of the personal computer on current electrical and computer engineering programs. A total of 82 schools responded to the questionnaire. The data obtained from the responses indicate that a large number of personal computers are available for students to use, but that their application in engineering programs is considerably le... View full abstract»

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