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Proceedings of the IEEE

Issue 6 • June 1971

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  • [Front cover and table of contents]

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): c1
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  • Scanning the issue

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):820 - 821
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  • Education for change [Invited Editorial]

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s): 822
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  • The major problems facing engineering education

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):823 - 828
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    Engineering education has been much studied during the past fifty years. One of the first major studies, known as the Wickenden Report in its trial version recommended that engineering education be at the graduate level. However, this was later amended to say that engineering education should be an undergraduate study, but should be followed by an internship in which one's further education would ... View full abstract»

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  • Historical perspective for electrical engineering education

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):828 - 833
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    Engineering education as we know it is quite recent. Although engineers have been important for millenia, schools were not needed until the eighteenth century. Then France and Germany began to train engineers on the university level. In the early nineteenth century, the ideas and methods of those countries were introduced by the United States in institutes of technology. Soon after the middle of t... View full abstract»

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  • Manpower trends in electrical engineering in the United States

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):834 - 838
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    Electrical engineering is the largest branch of the U. S. engineering profession. Employment has been affected significantly by the growth in electronics since 1945, but electrical engineers are employed in a variety of industry groups. About 11 000 bachelor's degrees have been earned each year since 1959, and the number of master's and doctor's degrees has increased steadily practically every yea... View full abstract»

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  • The federal government and graduate education in engineering

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):839 - 842
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    The shift in national goals that this country has undergone in the past few years is described. Recommendations of how best to modify our engineering curricula to accommodate to these shifts are made. Finally some federal programs which encourage this shift in emphasis are described. View full abstract»

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  • Efficiency ratios for engineering schools

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):843 - 848
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    The results of a study of parameters which can be used to evaluate the quantitative performance of engineering schools and departments are presented. A set of parameters which should be useful in measuring efficiency consists of the major outputs of the unit divided by either its budget or faculty size. Curves of the latter parameters versus time are presented for several example schools, along wi... View full abstract»

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  • Michigan multioption program in electrical engineering

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):848 - 853
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    A multioption (three) program in electrical engineering is proposed to meet the needs of a rapidly advancing technology and a wide range of student interests and objectives. A specific program is described which includes a wide range of technical electives outside of electrical engineering, and also features a novel treatment of advanced mathematics for electrical engineering students in both the ... View full abstract»

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  • An undergraduate computer engineering option for electrical engineering

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):854 - 860
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    Computer engineering is concerned with the organization, design, and utilization of digital processing systems. These may be general purpose computers or more specialized digital systems that are concerned with communications, control, information processing, etc. The rapidly expanding application areas for digital processing techniques require increasing numbers of properly trained engineers, and... View full abstract»

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  • Electric power systems engineering education in a modern curriculum

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):860 - 868
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    The nature, size, extent, and growth rate of modern electric power systems are discussed along with examples to illustrate the large number of concepts and techniques used and to indicate the variety of technological challenges faced by electric power systems engineers. The discussion then turns to the need for a variety of educational programs to cover the breadth required, to the qualifications ... View full abstract»

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  • Education in biomedical engineering

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):868 - 879
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    The interface between electrical engineering and the life sciences has grown enormously over the past three decades, nearly keeping pace with the expanding disciplines themselves. In an era when one finds engineers applying automata theory to genetic control systems, coupled-oscillator theory to the growth of yeast or the synchronizing of circadian rhythms, control theory to the cardiovascular sys... View full abstract»

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  • A unified approach for teaching basic nonlinear electronic circuits to sophomores

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):880 - 886
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    The philosophy, mechanics, and syllabus of a unified sophomore course in nonlinear electronic circuits are offered as a possible solution to the dilemma, long faced by teachers of electronic circuit theory, of a decreasing amount of time in which to present circuits containing an increasing variety of nonlinear electronic devices. The logic and feasibility of teaching the unified principles of non... View full abstract»

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  • Electric and magnetic fields

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):887 - 894
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    The content of the first of the two courses in electro-magnetic fields offered by the electrical engineering department at MIT to its juniors is summarized. The course deals with electroquasi-statics and magnetoquasistatics throughout, treating electrostatic and magnetostatic phenomena as special cases. This method of presentation allows the introduction of many more engineering examples into lect... View full abstract»

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  • Classroom experiments for the teaching of physical insight in electrical engineering

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):895 - 899
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    An approach to teaching science and engineering that was developed to maximize a student's opportunity to gain physical insight into a subject without a corresponding laboratory is described. The approach is based on the principle that theory and experiment should receive approximately equal attention in the development of both the basic concepts and their most important applications. Experimental... View full abstract»

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  • A project directed laboratory curriculum

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):900 - 907
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    Recent changes in the electrical engineering curriculum at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, N. Y., require every undergraduate to build up his skills, self-confidence, and independence by a graded laboratory program beginning with demonstrations and supervised exercises and terminating with an independent or group project. At the same time, each graduate student is offered an oppor... View full abstract»

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  • Undergraduate digital laboratories

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):908 - 915
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    Digital circuits are rapidly replacing analog circuits in many areas of electrical engineering. The undergraduate curriculum in electrical engineering has reflected these changes by including more course work in the digital area. The availability of low cost integrated circuit logic elements and minicomputers has made it possible to provide a digital system laboratory program that allows the stude... View full abstract»

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  • An extensive experience with the problem-oriented approach to learning

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):915 - 920
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    Typically, educational procedures emphasize the transmission of textbook content to the mind of the student. Many persons question the merit of this approach, and believe that a problem-oriented emphasis promises to be better. A four-year experience with problem-oriented approaches to electrical engineering undergraduate instruction is described. Here the learner searches for principles, concepts,... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering education and practice: The need for a consistency of outlook

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):920 - 923
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    Engineering education has been unduly influenced by attitudes more appropriate to the natural sciences. It should instead acknowledge the ultimate concern of the engineer for design rather than analysis, for systems rather than constituent components, and for value to the community in place of mere increase of knowledge. Advocacy of an engineering education which is consistent with engineering pra... View full abstract»

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  • The man-made world: A trend in education

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):924 - 932
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    "The Man-Made World" is a secondary school course developed by the Engineering Concepts Curriculum Project (ECCP) with NSF support over the past five years. The goal is an introduction to technological literacy: an understanding of the concepts underlying modern technology in order to appreciate the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of that technology, especially as it interfaces with... View full abstract»

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  • A freshman engineering concepts course

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):932 - 934
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    A college-level modification of the Engineering Concepts Curriculum Project (ECCP) course, "The Man Made World," is described, and its use as a framework for a computer-communication based education system is suggested. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering students and the education of the disadvantaged—The dartmouth experience

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):935 - 940
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    The current interest of college students in helping to solve society's problems is attacked in two novel programs at Dartmouth College, Hanover, N. H. Both undergraduate and graduate engineering students are involved in teaching, learning, and working at off-campus sites for a term. One group is in Jersey City, N. J., where they help to teach the ECCP developed "Man-Made World" (MMW) to inner-city... View full abstract»

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  • A program for education of minority group students in electrical engineering

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):940 - 945
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    A program operating at Stanford University, Stanford, Calif., in which minority group students who have succeeded in demonstrating high professional skills in their field of interest are admitted to the university with the direct objective of obtaining a master's degree is described. The basic design of the program is described under the following subheadings: initial evaluation of candiates; indu... View full abstract»

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  • Technical and economic factors in university instructional television systems

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):946 - 953
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    An overview of technical and economic factors which need to be considered in university ITV systems is presented. Cost data are presented which should be useful in planning and decision making. The data can be extrapolated for at least three to five years by adding about five percent per year to all costs. View full abstract»

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  • Talkback TV at southern methodist university: Four years of experience

    Publication Year: 1971, Page(s):954 - 960
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    During the past four years several thousand professional employees of industries within a 60-mi radius of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) campus at Dallas, Tex., have participated fully as degree-seeking students in SMU's on-campus engineering graduate courses--without leaving their places of employment. The "talkback TV" system through which this is accomplished is described and evaluated... View full abstract»

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