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  • Table of contents

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  • IEEE Education Group

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  • Editorial

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  • Semiconductor Device and Integrated Circuits Laboratories: A Survey of Current Educational Practice

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    The current status of semiconductor device laboratories, both here and abroad, is examined for objectives, method, cost and operation. The bulk of the paper presents results of a survey of 33 universities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Arguments are presented for and against incorporating such a laboratory into the general Electrical Engineering curriculum. View full abstract»

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  • Teaching Adjoint Networks to Juniors

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    This paper shows how the basic idea of the adjoint method can be taught to juniors using only sinusoidal steady-state analysis, Cramer's rule, a few matrix transpositions and the relation between node-admittance matrix and branch-admittance matrix. View full abstract»

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  • Ionization Technology in Modern Power Education

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    Ionization phenomena will continue to occur in a growing variety of critical situations in electric power systems, and some understanding of this area is therefore required in many power engineering positions. The inductive educational technique, in which basic principles are developed from study of specific examples, is presented as a favorable method for covering this material in modern electrical engineering curricula. To achieve this objective, a course is suggested which includes five interrelated parts: introduction of the several specific examples which will be treated, preliminary consideration of some underlying physical principles, intensive study of the examples, laboratory exercises, and term reports. View full abstract»

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  • A Classroom Demonstration of Correlation, Convolution and the Superposition Integral

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    A classroom demonstration has been developed which allows the correlation functions of a wide variety of pre-selected signals to be displayed on an oscilloscope. The demonstration utilizes standard equipment found in most undergraduate electrical engineering laboratories and requires no special construction of new equipment or extensive modification of existing instruments. All the steps involved in generating a given correlation function can be displayed in a logical step-by-step sequence from the input signals to the output function. Either autocorrelation or cross-correlation can be performed and the effects of varying different parameters illustrated. Additionally the same two signals can be convolved so that the validity of the superposition integral can be demonstrated. The application of correlation techniques to the detection of signals in the presence of noise can also be demonstrated. Examples of all these possibilities are given. View full abstract»

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  • Computer Simulation of Wave Motion

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    The wave equation may be treated in a course required of all engineering students. To aid understanding, it is desirable that a variety of "pictures" of wave motion be available. We describe the results of a computer program that generates pictures of a vibrating string for a variety of initial conditions, and discuss how these may be used in class discussion. View full abstract»

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  • An Instrumentation Design Laboratory

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    This paper describes the design laboratory associated with a course in instrumentation transducers. Students are given the requirements for an instrument, and suggestions for a method of design. They must select component values, assemble the instrument, and test its performance. This approach encourages the student to perform synthesis, rather than analysis, yet also ensures that he will master a core of knowledge. The goals of the laboratory are to increase the student's ability to perform electronic design and to increase the student's knowledge of a variety of transducers. Student evaluation indicates that these senior electrical engineers over-whelmingly favor this type of lab. View full abstract»

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  • Problems in the Education of Engineers in England

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    The paper opens with a review of the general background to engineering education in the United Kingdom, commenting on some effects of social ideas on educational institutions and their curricula. A review is made of the recent and present situations in the secondary schools, with special attention being given to the curriculum of those who subsequently continue their studies full-time in universities and colleges. The curricula in these latter institutions is then reviewed and some of the teaching problems are outlined. The paper concludes with some speculation about future trends. View full abstract»

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  • Some Questions, More or Less Researchable, on Continuing and "Non-Traditional" Education

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    It seems inevitable that large scale systems for delivering instruction to remote locations will soon be a feature in many universities. Questions are certain to be raised about the quality of the instruction such systems can provide. The contexts and the "hidden curricula" for remote instruction must differ from those for instruction on campus. A number of such factors are discussed, and the need for prompt and systematic research into these factors is emphasized. View full abstract»

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  • A Computer Utility Incorporating the FFT Algorithm for a Signal and System Theory Course

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    One of the problems in effectively teaching a course in signal and system theory is the difficulty of performing the mathematical operations involved in the application of theory to meaningful problems. In theory, the Fourier transform, convolution and correlation operations usually are readily grasped by the student but the application often proves to be difficult. Performing the integral operations requires painstaking care to get proper limits on the integrals, displacing functions properly, etc. It seems that the student gains little insight to the problem under analysis by these manipulations. Typically, only the simplest type of functions are handled by this analytic approach. This paper describes the Signal Analysis Program, a computer utility which employs the Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) algorithm and is designed to relieve the user from time consuming and tedious calculations. Classes of problems and signal functions, previously deemed too complicated to treat in an undergraduate course, require little more concern than the simplest of problems. The effectiveness and applicability of this utility has been demonstrated by students applying it to many other areas where it is not a course requirement. View full abstract»

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  • Zero Credit Student Engineering Projects That Worked

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    Four student engineering projects that were designed and carried out by sophomore electrical engineering students at Texas A. & M. University are described and discussed. The projects were done outside of the regular class schedule and were not required or given credit. View full abstract»

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  • System: A Student Package for the Analysis of Nonlinear Systems

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    SYSTEM is a program which is developed for the analysis of lumped nonlinear systems. This package consists of about 700 Fortran IV statements and requires approximately 50 kbytes of memory on an IBM 360/75 computer. The low memory requirements of this versatile program compared to other well known programs makes it especially useful for student use. Its highly modular structure enables the users to experiment with several formulation and solution procedures. SYSTEM also provides sensitivity response for parameter variations, a feature highly desirable for automated design of systems. View full abstract»

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  • Demonstration of Distortion in Envelope Detection of SSB Signals

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    Examples are presented illustrating graphically the envelope distortion inherent to SSB signals and the dependence of this distortion upon the amount of carrier present with the sideband. View full abstract»

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  • A Derivation of the Fourier Series via the Laplace Transform

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    The equivalence between a periodic function and an infinite series of sinusoids is developed by termwise inversion of the partial fraction expansion of the Laplace transform of the periodic function. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Students' Knowledge of Current Affairs

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    In an effort to obtain some data as to the adequacy of social-humanistic courses in the engineering curricula, a test on current events was given to all senior engineers and a random sample of Liberal Arts seniors at The Pennsylvania State University. The average score made by the Liberal Arts seniors was 2.2 points higher than the engineers out of a possible 105. A covariance of analysis indicated that the odds were only 8 to 1 that the results were not due to pure chance. Most educational psychologists would say there was no significant difference since the odds in favor of the Liberal Arts majors were less than 1 in 20. Although the knowledge of current events is not synonymous with knowledge of the social-humanities, it appears that the current program is satisfactory. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Design for the Disabled

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    There are some 3 million handicapped persons living in the United States. Can the engineer help these people lead more normal lives? This paper describes some of the solutions obtained by engineering students at Tufts University working under the direction of the author and in collaboration with the Tufts Rehabilitation Institute. Special purpose hardware is described which enables a severely paralyzed person to perform otherwise difficult or impossible tasks. In particular a dynamic hand splint and a 15 channel ON-OFF controller controlled by a unique skin deflection transducer are discussed. Of course, these units provide only a partial solution to the problems of the handicapped. Much remains to be done and colleagues are encouraged to include problems in this area in their design curricula. View full abstract»

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  • Does the Professor Who Gives Higher Grades Receive Higher Student Ratings?

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    The purpose of this study is to determine whether the professor who gives higher grades receives, in general, higher ratings by students. In this study grades given by 109 instructors in the College of Engineering during the last three years were compared with student ratings. Correlation between the score received by the instructor in a recent student opinion survey and the percentages of letter grades, or combinations of letter grades, assigned by the instructor, has been calculated. No significant correlation has been found. The highest correlation found was between the survey score and the percentage of the sum of A, B, C, and D grades minus the percentage of F grades assigned. The correlation coefficient here was calculated to be 18.3%. View full abstract»

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  • Circle-of-Happenstance

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    Engineers are tuned to bounded problems near which series of possible solutions can be paraded. In contrast this discussion concerns values-values found within the conversation of engineer and self. One plan to stimulate this conversation is outlined. View full abstract»

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  • An Adaptive Graduate Educational Technique

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    A technique for teaching a graduate level course to instill confidence, technical competence, and the ability for the student to teach himself is presented. The method consists of a special blend of lectures, student oral and written presentations, student-teacher conferences, and individually assigned homework. View full abstract»

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  • Comments on the August 1972 Issue of IEEE Transacrions on Education

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  • Contributors

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  • 1973 Conference on Frontiers in Education

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  • Information for authors

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