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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 3 • Date Aug. 2003

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  • Editorial politics and engineers who teach

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):309 - 310
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  • Guest editorial one scenario, three professors

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):311 - 312
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  • Skin and proximity effects in nonmagnetic conductors

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):368 - 372
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    The skin and proximity effects in cylindrical and nonmagnetic conductors are considered. The cross sections of these conductors can have arbitrary shape. A procedure is presented for computation of current densities over the sections and an expression for the calculation of the impedances matrix is also developed. The equations are written in a generalized form, which is useful in studying systems... View full abstract»

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  • Deficiencies in the way scattering parameters are taught

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):399 - 404
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    The scattering parameters are fundamental in the characterization of electrical devices at high frequencies. They are particularly useful for analyzing multiport high-frequency and microwave networks. However, they are not adequately presented in most, if not all, microwave engineering books. This paper identifies two common deficiencies in the way scattering parameters are being presented in thes... View full abstract»

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  • Student project allocation using integer programming

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):359 - 367
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    The allocation of projects to students is a generic problem in many universities within the UK and elsewhere, not only in engineering but also in various other disciplines. This paper defines the student project allocation problem explicitly by an objective function and a number of constraints. Two integer program models are presented, the first of which is a dynamic program. A general purpose sol... View full abstract»

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  • The educational offer in Medical Informatics and Telemedicine at the Engineering Faculty of the Politecnico di Milano

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):394 - 398
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    Educational programs in Medical Informatics and Telemedicine offered at the Politecnico di Milano are described. At present they refer to the (five-year) Laurea degree, the (three-year) Diploma Universitario degree, the post-Laurea (three-year) Doctoral degree, the (one-year) post-Laurea Master's degree, and a continuing education program. The general aim of the educational efforts is to enable th... View full abstract»

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  • Contact potential differences measurement: short history and experimental setup for classroom demonstration

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):338 - 344
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    Methods for the measurement of contact potential differences (CPDs) are discussed from a historical point of view. In addition, a simple experimental setup using common laboratory equipment is presented. Experimental results show, for instance, that the measured CPDs between platinum and nickel can be very close to those obtained using sophisticated equipment. Moreover, it is demonstrated that the... View full abstract»

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  • A lecture on autotransformers for power engineering students

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):373 - 378
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    A lecture on autotransformers intended specifically for power engineering students is proposed in this paper. An original approach to introducing the equipment is shown, and important information that does not appear in most textbooks is provided and discussed. In particular, a strong connection between the theoretical aspects and the engineer's every day practice is emphasized. Simple laboratory ... View full abstract»

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  • International virtual design studio (IVDS) program: overview, challenges, and students' perspectives

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):345 - 349
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    An international undergraduate design project is reviewed in this paper. The International Virtual Design Studio (IVDS) project is a joint project among Queen's University, Middle East Technical University, and Union College. The objective of IVDS is to provide a collaborative design experience to students in different international locations. This paper is an overview of the program and its chall... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding and measuring circular polarization

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):313 - 318
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    Many modern satellite and terrestrial point-to-point communications systems use circular polarization (CP) wave propagation in order to maximize the polarization efficiency component of the link budget. Therefore, in an undergraduate electromagnetics syllabus, an introduction to the topic of circular polarization is necessary to promote an understanding of the propagation aspects of modern communi... View full abstract»

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  • Simulation and visualization of the Viterbi decoder using a spreadsheet

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):379 - 386
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    This paper demonstrates that a spreadsheet is an excellent tool for the simulation of the Viterbi decoder for educational purposes. Spreadsheet programming is streamlined by using complex number representations for metrics computation, allowing two values associated with each state at each time to be stored in a cell, thus providing a one-to-one correspondence between the spreadsheet cells and the... View full abstract»

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  • Electrical and computer engineering curriculum assessment via senior miniproject

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):350 - 358
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    Traditionally, senior capstone projects have been used for comprehensive student assessment. Other mechanisms exist for engineering course assessments, such as teacher/course evaluations, homework and test results, student office visits, and senior exit interviews. Each of these methods has weaknesses if the primary objective is curriculum improvement. The new Accreditation Board for Engineering a... View full abstract»

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  • Antenna array design using spreadsheets

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):319 - 324
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    This paper presents a spreadsheet method for the design and analysis of antenna arrays. The method exploits the familiarity of modern spreadsheets programs to a wide variety of computer users and offers them a quick and user friendly means to design and study the characteristics and performance of several classes of linear arrays. It is useful for educational purposes since it does not require wri... View full abstract»

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  • Crossing the interdisciplinary barrier: a baccalaureate computer science option in bioinformatics

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):387 - 393
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    Bioinformatics is a new and rapidly evolving discipline that has emerged from the fields of experimental molecular biology and biochemistry, and from the artificial intelligence, database, pattern recognition, and algorithms disciplines of computer science. Largely because of the inherently interdisciplinary nature of bioinformatics research, academia has been slow to respond to strong industry an... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to the analysis of the CMOS differential stage with active load and single-ended output

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):325 - 328
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    The complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) differential amplifier with active load and single-ended output is one of the most widespread analog building blocks in modern mixed-signal circuits for signal processing applications, because of its good performance in terms of common-mode rejection and voltage gain, combined with an extremely simple circuit structure, which performs directly dif... View full abstract»

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  • A test-sheet-generating algorithm for multiple assessment requirements

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):329 - 337
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    In a testing system, the quality of the test items will significantly affect the accuracy of a test; therefore, several measures have been proposed to represent the quality of each test item, e.g., degree of difficulty and discrimination. However, the quality of a test not only depends on the quality of the item bank, but also relates to the way the test sheet is constructed. Selection of appropri... 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