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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 4 • Date Nov. 2004

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Transactions on Education publication information

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  • A practical approach to EMC education at the undergraduate level

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):425 - 429
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    In view of the importance of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), universities worldwide are paying more attention to training electronic engineers with good EMC design knowledge. As part of the EMC training, a practical printed circuit board (PCB) layout project has been offered as an elective to the undergraduates in the authors' universities. The project requires the students to design the PCB ... View full abstract»

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  • Operation of analog MOS circuits in the weak or moderate inversion region

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):430 - 435
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    In analog metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) circuit design, the ratio of channel width to channel length (W/L) can become very high, often exceeding a value of 1000. This high ratio may result either from wide channel devices, designed to achieve high transconductance, or from short-channel-length devices used in high-frequency circuits. Since drain current is generally proportional to the W/L ratio... View full abstract»

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  • Versatile hardware and software tools for educating students in power electronics

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):436 - 445
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    A new power electronics laboratory has been constructed at the University of Missouri-Rolla. Key components of the laboratory are a set of custom-designed hardware and software tools. The novel hardware tools include five mobile power electronics testbeds that each contain the semiconductor devices, gate-drive boards, voltage and current sensors, and computer interface connections required to stud... View full abstract»

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  • Innovative methodology to improve the quality of electronic engineering formation through teaching industrial computer engineering

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):446 - 452
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    An innovative educational methodology adapted to the requirements of a new era with new societal and industrial challenges for electronic engineers is proposed in this paper. This active methodology, known as the Educational Innovation Project (EIP), is being studied in the Electronic Engineering (EE) degree of the Higher Technical School of Design Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Vale... View full abstract»

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  • A sophomore capstone course in measurement and automated data acquisition

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):453 - 458
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    A novel multidisciplinary course (Engineering Applications III) was developed that integrates knowledge gained and tools acquired from the introductory freshman circuits, mechanics, and C/C++ courses. It is built around the concepts associated with automated data acquisition systems. This three-quarter-hour, laboratory-intensive course uses a suite of data acquisition equipment located in the comp... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching data structures using competitive games

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):459 - 466
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    A motivated student is more likely to be a successful learner. Interesting assignments encourage student learning by actively engaging them in the material. Active student learning is especially important in an introductory data structures course where students learn the fundamentals of programming. In this paper, the author describes a project for a data structures course based on the idea of com... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching practical design of switch-mode power supplies

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):467 - 473
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    An effective course in switch-mode power supplies (SMPs) should ideally contain an element of hands-on design and experimental work in addition to the study of the theory and simulations. This element should complement the study of the theory of SMPs and simulation of their operation. However, this approach is extremely time consuming and expensive and can only be offered to a very few number of s... View full abstract»

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  • Robotics courses for children as a motivation tool: the Chilean experience

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):474 - 480
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    Encouraging children's interest in science and technology, as well as increasing their technological literacy, may be regarded as one of the educational paradigms of this century. The authors of this paper, affiliated with the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Chile, Santiago, have designed schemes to contribute to both goals and set guidelines for curricular and extracurri... View full abstract»

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  • A simple way of obtaining the reduced Jordan form of a state equation

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):481 - 489
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    This paper presents a succinct and entirely elementary method for determining a minimal Jordan form of a given state equation. It is constructive and is based upon the idea of grouping terms appropriately in the partial fraction expansion. The method is highly suited to presentation in classes in linear systems and control theory, offering a good pedagogical introduction to the topic of Jordan equ... View full abstract»

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  • Theory and practice behind the course designing enterprisewide IT systems

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):490 - 496
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    As a consequence of the co-evolution of business and information technology (IT), the responsibilities of software engineers are expanding. They are becoming much more involved in business-related issues. When defining computing curriculums, this trend needs to be taken into consideration, for example, by proposing courses on business and IT integration. This paper presents a transdisciplinary, pr... View full abstract»

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  • A new derivation of the law of the junctions

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):497 - 499
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    In this paper, the author presents students with a new and simple derivation of the law of the junctions. The law of the junctions is crucial to the correct understanding of the operation of the bipolar junction transistor. The integral of the product of the density of energy states and Fermi-Dirac distribution function is used to derive the density of free electrons and holes crossing from one si... View full abstract»

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  • Looking for engineering students? Go home

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):500 - 501
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    Engineering schools are struggling to maintain or increase the number of engineering students. Most attempted solutions focus on better marketing and publicity of the engineering field to K-12 students. However, a large population of K-12 home-schooled students remains relatively untapped. This paper provides background information about the home-school population and their academic performance. T... View full abstract»

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  • System-on-a-programmable-chip development platforms in the classroom

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):502 - 507
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    This paper describes the authors' experiences using a system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) approach to support the development of design projects for upper-level undergraduate students in their electrical and computer engineering curriculum. Commercial field-programmable gate-array (FPGA)-based SOPC development boards with reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processor cores are used to support... View full abstract»

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  • Correction to “PWM Control of a Magnetic Suspension System”

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 508
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  • Special issue on mobile technology for education

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 509
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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): 510
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  • 2004 Index

    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s):511 - 520
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  • IEEE Transactions on Education information for authors

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    Publication Year: 2004, Page(s): c4
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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