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Issue 1 • Date Feb. 1992

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  • Comments on "Noise performance of operational amplifier circuits" by F.N. Trofimenkoff and O.A. Onwuachi

    Publication Year: 1992
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    The author comments on the presentation of the above-titled paper (see ibid., vol.32, no.1, p.12-17, 1989) and suggests that a presentation based on the feedback amplifier theory is more efficient and accurate.<> View full abstract»

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  • Three-dimensional computer graphics using EGA or VGA card

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 44 - 49
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    An upper-level undergraduate 3-D computer graphics course using the IBM PC with an enhanced graphics adapter (EGA) or video graphics array (VGA) card was developed. Topics discussed in this course include three-dimensional viewing transformations, geometric transformations, animation, hidden line and surface removal, interpolations, and shading techniques. A broad coverage of computer graphics tec... View full abstract»

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  • Building intelligent tutorial systems for teaching simulation in engineering education

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 50 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (1)
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    A framework for building intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) to teach students the use of various simulation systems used in engineering education is described. Case studies to two widely used simulators in electronics education (LASAR, a digital logic simulator, and SPICE, an integrated circuit simulator) provide the basis of pedagogical methodology for teaching the use of simulators. This method... View full abstract»

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  • Inexpensive physiological recording systems of didactic and practical value

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 57 - 59
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    A physiological recording system using inexpensive elements was designed and built by a group of bioengineering students. Three consecutive stages were developed over a 26-week physiology course period: a single-channel mechanical recorder (for myograms), implemented with a long, very light wooden dowel and an arrangement of pulleys and levers; a two-channel recorder (mechanical and electrical), u... View full abstract»

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  • Use of symbolic computation in robotics education

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 18 - 30
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    An application of symbolic computation in robotics education is described. A software package is presented which combines generality, user interaction, and user-friendliness with the systematic usage of symbolic computation and artificial intelligence techniques. The software utilizes MACSYMA, a LISP-based symbolic algebra language, to automatically generate closed-form expressions representing fo... View full abstract»

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  • A computer-aided approach to teaching band structure formation

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 60 - 68
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    A computer-aided method for teaching energy band formation in a superlattice which enables direct comparison to energy band formation in crystals through the tight-binding method is presented. The time-independent Schroedinger equation for a heterostructure stack is solved by the transfer matrix method along with the effective mass approximation using a standard Fortran 77 computer code. The code ... View full abstract»

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  • A prototype flexible robot arm-an interdisciplinary undergraduate project

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 83 - 89
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    An interdisciplinary undergraduate project to set up a prototype flexible robot link is discussed. The project consists of modeling, fabrication, and control of the flexible link. The combination of already well-known Lagrange and finite-element methods seems to be a great advantage in this modeling procedure. Lightwave flexible links, although known to save a large amount of operational energy, a... View full abstract»

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  • A DC current limited ammeter protection circuit

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 90 - 91
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    Ammeters are always connected in series in the branch where a current is measured. Unfortunately, parallel connection can destroy a meter if connected by mistake, as often happens in introductory electric circuits instructional laboratories. To protect an ammeter from excessive currents caused by parallel connection, an op-amp/Zener diode circuit has been designed to effectively operate as a curre... View full abstract»

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  • System identification: human tracking response

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 31 - 37
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    An experiment performed to develop transfer functions for human tracking response is discussed. The experiment tested one-dimensional, sine-wave tracking to determine time delay and the transfer function. Using system identification techniques, best models were selected for each of five different frequencies of the test sine-wave input. Bode plots, magnitude, and phase are given for the system tha... View full abstract»

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  • A comprehensive introduction to the geometric theory of linear multivariable systems

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 92 - 97
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    A simple tutorial introduction to the geometric theory of linear multivariable control is presented. This corresponds to approximately three two-hour lectures in a graduate-level course. The authors emphasise the intuitive control interpretation of the main geometric concepts. To this end, the authors focus interest on trajectory formulation for subspace invariance and discrete-time interpretation... View full abstract»

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  • Integrative engineering program for modern converging technologies

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 38 - 43
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    The Chinese University of Hong Kong aims to produce a new breed of engineers who can adapt to the rapid development in high technology, particularly the modern converging technologies, by introducing an integrative engineering program which centers around electronics, computer science, information technology, and computer-aided engineering. The program was introduced in August 1988 and entered its... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of electrical machines using Symphony

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 76 - 82
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    The application of Symphony spreadsheet programs to electrical machine analysis is described. Seven typical examples are presented, namely steady-state performance of a DC shunt generator, speed control of a DC shunt motor, magnetizing current waveform of a transformer, steady-state performance of a three-phase induction machine, frequency control of a three-phase induction motor, induction motor ... View full abstract»

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  • Synthesis tools help teach systems concepts in VLSI design

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 11 - 17
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    The VLSI project class at Princeton University has been redesigned, using modern logic and layout synthesis tools, to emphasize system design issues. The design methodology taught in the class allows students to build larger designs; it also allows them to learn, by redesign, how to trade off layout, circuit, logic, and architectural design problems. Two synthesis tools were developed (based on th... View full abstract»

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  • Feedback control in ancient water and mechanical clocks

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 3 - 10
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    Attention is focused on Ktesibios' water clock and the outstanding mechanical clocks based on the crown wheel escapement that first appeared in Europe at the end of the thirteenth century. Specifially, block diagrams and the related equations are derived for both the Ktesibios and the verge and foliot clock. The essential role of feedback for controlling the speed of such devices is pointed out. I... View full abstract»

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  • Stable phase-modulated fiber-optic sensors for senior electrical engineering laboratory curricula

    Publication Year: 1992 , Page(s): 69 - 75
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    A set of fiber-optic sensing experiments that can be performed by senior undergraduates in a fiber optics laboratory is presented. The experiments are based on two stable phase-modulated sensors: a miniaturized Michelson-type fiber-optic interferometer that is relatively insensitive to temperature drifts; and a two-mode fiber used in a differential interferometric sensing scheme. Methods of constr... View full abstract»

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