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  • Table of contents

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  • IEEE Transactions on Education publication information

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  • Guest Editorial 21st Century Trends That Influence Constructing Creative Classroom Environments

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 157 - 159
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  • 2003 IEEE Educational Activities Board Awards

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 160 - 164
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  • PWM control of a magnetic suspension system

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 165 - 173
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    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (424 KB) |  | HTML iconHTML  

    Magnetic levitation of a metallic sphere motivates and inspires students to investigate and understand the fundamental principles of electrical engineering, such as magnetic design, circuit design, and control theory. This paper describes the operation of a pulse width modulation converter in a magnetic suspension system. The pulse width-modulated (PWM) converter illustrates modern principles of p... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching random signals and noise: an experimental approach

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 174 - 179
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    A practical approach for teaching random signals and noise is described, where theoretical aspects are complemented by several laboratory experiments enriching the student's understanding on basic topics, such as histograms and estimation of probability density function, autocorrelation function, and power spectral density. The equipment required is minimum and inexpensive. In fact, the existing e... View full abstract»

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  • Software modeling techniques for a first course in software engineering: a workshop-based approach

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 180 - 187
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    Save to Project icon | Request Permissions | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (288 KB) |  | HTML iconHTML  

    Computer science studies in Spain are organized in such a way that software engineering courses normally appear in the last years. This situation establishes a programming-first approach in the overall curricular structure, and the resulting situation produces several unwanted side effects. One of the main problems is that students lack the abstraction capability they need in order to model softwa... View full abstract»

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  • Cluster computing in the classroom and integration with computing curricula 2001

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 188 - 195
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    With the progress of research on cluster computing, many universities have begun to offer various courses covering cluster computing. A wide variety of content can be taught in these courses. Because of this variation, a difficulty that arises is the selection of appropriate course material. The selection is complicated because some content in cluster computing may also be covered by other courses... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive teaching of elementary digital logic design with WinLogiLab

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 196 - 203
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    This paper presents an interactive computerized teaching suite developed for the design of combinatorial and sequential logic circuits. This suite fills a perceived gap in the currently available computer-based teaching software, with the purpose of providing alternative-mode subject delivery. The authors were, therefore, prompted to develop a Microsoft-Windows tutorial suite, WinLogiLab, comprisi... View full abstract»

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  • State-space parameter identification in a second control laboratory

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 204 - 210
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    A difficulty usually encountered in the preparation of a state-space-oriented control laboratory is that most of the system identification techniques available in the literature are for input/output models. Although in recent years there has been a growing interest in state-space identification methods, the application of these techniques in undergraduate courses are not immediate since they requi... View full abstract»

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  • A web-shareable real-world imaging problem for enhancing an image-processing curriculum

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 211 - 219
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    A real-world laboratory exercise is presented for image processing and related curricula. The exercise is a traffic-monitoring problem in which a truck must be tracked as it moves across a bridge and its velocity measured. Sequential images are taken from a dedicated Web camera that views the Smart Composite Bridge on the University of Missouri-Rolla campus. The prototype bridge is a field laborat... View full abstract»

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  • How to teach basic quantum mechanics to computer scientists and electrical engineers

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 220 - 226
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    Because of the rapid development of quantum computation and of quantum technologies in general, computer scientists and electrical engineers will have to learn quantum mechanics (QM) in the near future. Although the teaching methods of QM are well established in both undergraduate and graduate physics courses, an effective method for teaching QM to computer scientists and electrical engineers is s... View full abstract»

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  • Effective technology transfer to the undergraduate and graduate classroom as a result of a novel Ph.D. Program

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 227 - 231
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    This paper examines a case study that suggests using new research results as the central component of an original course developed by a Ph.D. candidate is an effective way to transfer technology to the undergraduate and graduate classroom. The technology transfer outlined here took place in the form of a course that was built around two years of state-of-the-art research, before the research was c... View full abstract»

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  • An automated feedback system for computer organization projects

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 232 - 240
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    This paper describes a system, built and refined over the past five years, that automatically analyzes student programs assigned in a computer organization course. The system tests a student's program, then e-mails immediate feedback to the student to assist and encourage the student to continue testing, debugging, and optimizing his or her program. The automated feedback system improves the stude... View full abstract»

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  • Comparison of different numerical methods for solving boundary-value problems in electromagnetics

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 241 - 246
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    A review of various techniques for the approximate solution of boundary-value problems is presented. The analysis is based on a simple one-dimensional example. A differential equation describing steady-state voltage distribution along a transmission line excited by a dc source was taken as the example. The problem was solved by the commonly applied methods of moments and by the variational Ritz me... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering of computer-based systems-a proposed curriculum for a degree program at bachelor level

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 247 - 253
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    This paper presents a curriculum proposal for an Engineering of Computer-Based Systems (ECBS) Bachelor program from the Working Group on Education and Training of the IEEE Computer Society ECBS Technical Committee. It explains the need for a formal undergraduate education of engineers in this discipline and describes courses required for such a program. View full abstract»

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  • A course on web languages and web-based applications

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 254 - 260
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    With the growth in the popularity of the World Wide Web (WWW), there is a need to provide education and hands-on training to students in preparing materials for presentation on the Web, developing client and server-side software, and building Web-based applications. Employers seek candidates who are proficient in computer languages and tools used on the WWW. Courses on Web programming are in great... View full abstract»

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  • Analytical studies supplementing the Smith chart

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 261 - 268
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    The study of transmission lines is basic in undergraduate electrical engineering education. In relevant courses, a key subject is the Smith chart (SC), which is a graphical device providing insight. This paper develops certain formulas that can further enhance students' understanding, including an unconventional set of conductance/susceptance transformation equations, as well as simplified version... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching computer science with virtual worlds

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 269 - 275
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    The ProgrammingLand MOOseum of Computer Science is a multiuser virtual environment hosted on the Internet. It is built on a model of exploratory, spatially oriented immersion, where visitors learn principles of computer science as they journey through the content. The MOOseum is divided into "wings" that are devoted to particular programming languages and is populated with an array of interactive ... View full abstract»

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  • A laboratory experiment to teach closed-loop system identification

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 276 - 283
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    In this paper, a laboratory experiment, which was developed to teach undergraduate students at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, some of the main issues regarding closed-loop system identification, is discussed. In this experiment, a plant is identified both from open-loop and closed-loop data. The model obtained from the open-loop data is used as reference to evaluate a closed-l... View full abstract»

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  • Web-based system for managing a telematics laboratory network

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 284 - 294
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    This paper presents a Web-based system for managing a telematics laboratory network that supports practical activities in different courses from the Telecommunications Engineering degree in the Polytechnic Center (University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain). The system is used in two different ways: the teachers use it to design and apply the network configurations required in the laboratory for the ... View full abstract»

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  • A low-cost PC-based virtual oscilloscope

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 295 - 299
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    The integration of personal computers (PCs) with the present-day measurement and instrumentation world has opened up the door for "virtual instrumentation." This paper describes the development of a low-cost, PC-based, virtual digital oscilloscope. A data acquisition device using the computer parallel port has been fabricated with full analog interface and 8-b analog-to-digital converter with asso... View full abstract»

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  • Special issue on web-based instruction

    Publication Year: 2004 , Page(s): 300
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  • IEEE Transactions on Education information for authors

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