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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 1 • Date Feb. 2005

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):c1 - c4
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  • Guest Editorial The Stepford Administrators

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • An initial object-oriented programming language (IOPL) and its implementation

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):3 - 10
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    Object-oriented programming languages designed for introductory teaching simplify the often overcomplex features of conventional languages, but usually do so within software development environments that mimic their conventional counterparts. In such systems, semantic checking is performed after the editing process and within a conventional edit-compile-execute cycle. The initial object-oriented p... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching fieldbus standards to computer engineering students

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):11 - 15
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    This work describes the rationale and the methodology behind a senior-level elective course offered on fieldbus standards to computer engineering students. Although new digital fieldbus standards have major advantages over the traditional process control technologies, the acceptance of these standards have been rather slow because of the steep learning curves. As a result of increased popularity o... View full abstract»

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  • A visual package for educating preparatory transmission line series compensation

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):16 - 22
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    Transmission of electric power over great distances imposes very severe economical and technical limitations. Series compensation techniques are found to be very effective in overcoming such economical and technical limitations, especially transmission line compensation using series capacitors, which has gained special interest among researchers because of its cost effectiveness. This work provide... View full abstract»

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  • An enhanced mechanical system for studying the basics of control system dynamics

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):23 - 28
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    Undergraduate students are often uncomfortable about using frequency methods. Therefore, a decision was made to try to explain this concept by using a real-life example. A common second-order damped spring-mass system was used for this purpose. Viscous dampers are known to be nonlinear. Therefore, the system's damper was modified, and an electromagnetic damper was used instead of the viscous dampe... View full abstract»

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  • Educational Applets for active learning in properties of electronic materials

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):29 - 36
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    The traditional lecturer-driven classroom is giving way to a new more active environment, where students have access to a variety of multimedia course materials. The authors created several Java applets (http://www.collage.soe.ucsc.edu) that present concepts related to properties of materials in both active and passive styles. The authors evaluated the use of the applets in a classroom setting, co... View full abstract»

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  • Induction motor tests using MATLAB/Simulink and their integration into undergraduate electric machinery courses

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):37 - 46
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    This work describes MATLAB/Simulink implementation of three induction motor tests, namely dc, no-load, and blocked-rotor tests performed to identify equivalent circuit parameters. These simulation models are developed to support and enhance electric machinery education at the undergraduate level. The proposed tests have been successfully integrated into electric machinery courses at Drexel Univers... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual torque and inertia loading of controlled electric drive

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):47 - 52
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    This work presents a simple method to obtain effects similar to those obtained by real mechanical loading and real inertia variation but without any mechanical parts supplementary to the electric motor of the studied electric drive. The electric motor itself produces the load torque and the inertia variation using digital signal processing software. Therefore, the electric drive is virtually torqu... View full abstract»

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  • Simplified analysis of feedback amplifiers

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):53 - 59
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    A very simple and general method for the analysis of feedback amplifiers with large-loop gain is presented in this paper. The general properties of feedback amplifiers, such as gain and input and output resistances, are obtained using an open-loop circuit where the loading effect of the feedback network is easily taken into account. Emphasis is placed on quick, intuitive, and reliable calculations... View full abstract»

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  • An improved interpretation of depletion approximation in p-n-junctions

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):60 - 62
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    The conventional treatment of depletion approximation in p-n-junctions often leaves a student with an erroneous impression that the approximation essentially involves complete neglect of the fraction of the space charge region (SCR) where charge density makes a transition to zero. This work describes a simple analytical model for clarifying the relationship of depletion approximation to the SCR. View full abstract»

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  • Integrating large-scale group projects and software engineering approaches for early computer science courses

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):63 - 72
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    The utilization of large-scale group projects in early computer science courses has been readily accepted in academia. In these types of projects, students are given a specific portion of a large programming problem to design and develop. Ultimately, the consolidation of all of the independent student projects integrates to form the solution for the large-scale project. Although many studies repor... View full abstract»

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  • Demonstration of the internal model principle by digital repetitive control of an educational laboratory plant

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):73 - 80
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    A key topic in classical control theory is the Internal Model Principle (IMP). A particular case of the IMP for tracking periodic references or attenuating periodic disturbances in closed-loop control systems is a technique called repetitive control. This work proposes and describes an educational laboratory plant to show the students the advantages of repetitive controllers in systems with period... View full abstract»

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  • A MATLAB-based virtual laboratory for teaching introductory quasi-stationary electromagnetics

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):81 - 88
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    This work reports the realization of a MATLAB-based electromagnetic-fields virtual laboratory, and experimentation in the teaching of undergraduate Introductory Electromagnetics courses. The choice of the developing environment is discussed in the light of authoring issues and user advantages. The virtual laboratory is described in terms of its functionalities, and a selection of examples is illus... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic management of laboratory work in mass computer engineering courses

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):89 - 98
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    Teaching computer engineering calls for an important practical component, usually covered by setting several laboratory exercises for each course. These exercises are specified as assignments by the teachers and have to be completed by the students. At the Computer Science School of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain, some of these laboratory exercises have to be set for up to... View full abstract»

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  • Learner-centered web-based instruction in software engineering

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):99 - 104
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    During the past several years, there has been a growing demand for skilled software engineers, a demand that, unfortunately, has not been satisfied, resulting in a variety of problems for the discipline. This work presents a new approach called learner-centered Web-based instruction in software engineering that can be used to educate skilled engineers. The approach is based on three ideas. First, ... View full abstract»

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  • An undergraduate laboratory course in real-time dynamic control

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):105 - 110
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    This work describes a real-time control laboratory course for undergraduate students. To introduce the concept of real-time control with real-time programming in a feedback-control laboratory course, a commercial software tool for a real-time operating system is adopted. Instead of using convenient graphical programming and automatic code generation methods, students in this course are required to... View full abstract»

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  • Amplifier analysis: a tradeoff perspective

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):111 - 117
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    Conventional treatment of amplifiers emphasizes relationships between specifications and circuit parameters and gives only marginal importance to relationships among the specification themselves. With a view that an understanding of tradeoffs among specifications is very important from the design perspective, a representation of amplifier results is presented that explicitly highlights these relat... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing software engineering developments to a classical operating systems course

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):118 - 126
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    An operating system course draws from a well-defined fundamental theory, but one needs to consider how more recent advances, not necessarily in the theory itself, can be applied to improve the course and the general body of knowledge of the student. The goal of This work is to show how recent software engineering developments can be introduced to such a course to not only satisfy the theory requir... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching digital design to computing science students in a single academic term

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):127 - 132
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    How should digital design be taught to computing science students in a single one-semester course? This work advocates the use of state-of-the-art design tools and programmable devices and presents a series of laboratory exercises to help students learn digital logic. Each exercise introduces new concepts and produces the complete design of a stand-alone apparatus that is fun and interesting to us... View full abstract»

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  • Formally assessing an instructional tool: a controlled experiment in software engineering

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):133 - 139
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    This work describes a controlled experiment concerning the use of a learning aid during the instructional procedure. The core issue of investigation is whether this instructional aid can augment the cognitive transfer of the learners by personalizing the offered knowledge. For this purpose, a controlled experiment was conducted with the participation of 79 undergraduate students. The taught domain... View full abstract»

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  • Cooperative electronic learning in virtual laboratories through forums

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):140 - 149
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    The student-centered teaching paradigm focuses on students engaged in learning high-order skills. Pedagogical research results suggest that the use of active learning within a cooperative environment is the best way to obtain these skills. In this context, the use of the Internet for these educational purposes-a concept known as electronic learning-can eliminate the physical barriers to cooperativ... View full abstract»

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  • Learning C++ "Submarine Style": a case study

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):150 - 156
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    This case study describes a successful introductory course in C++ with a design that draws extensively upon techniques used in the training of nuclear submarine personnel. Techniques adopted include emphasis on completion of practical exercises as opposed to concept mastery, self-paced learning based on extensive materials prepared for the course, use of oral examinations to validate student achie... View full abstract»

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  • Using MATHCAD in teaching power engineering

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):157 - 161
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    Students typically use small calculators or personal computer applications such as MATLAB or MATHCAD to perform basic electrical engineering calculations. From the experience of teaching several power engineering courses, the author noted that when using computer software to solve problems, students tend to lose the meaning of the equations, concentrating solely on typing variables and numbers. So... 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