IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 1 • Feb. 1977

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Education Group

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c2
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  • Guest Editorial

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 1
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  • The Impact of Computer Availability on Engineering Education in Hungary

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):2 - 6
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    This paper presents a mosaic-like picture of the impact of computer availability on electronics engineering education in Hungary. A few related problem areas are discussed including educational form and content modifications, the role of small computers, terminals, digital/computer laboratories, and the use of calculators in electronic engineering education. View full abstract»

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  • The Impact of the Electronic Pocket Calculator on Electrical Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):6 - 13
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    The availability of electronic pocket calculators, at prices which the students can afford, has had a considerable impact on electrical engineering education. Not only has the drudgery from computations been eliminated but it is also possible now to give meaningful and nontrivial problems which test the students' understanding of the details and subtleties of the discipline. A number of topics fro... View full abstract»

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  • Minicomputer Interfacing for Electrical Engineering Undergraduates

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):13 - 17
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    An outline is given of the methodology applied to the teaching of minicomputer interfacing techniques to electrical engineering undergraduates at McMaster University. A description is also given of the interface system developed for "hands-on" interfacing experience in conjunction with a PDP-8/A "classic" minicomputer. View full abstract»

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  • Software Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):17 - 21
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    Recent trends have led to the expanded use of digital computers in large complex system applications. The major burden of meeting the requirements for these systems has fallen on the flexibility of software. This has placed many demands on all areas associated with digital systems development. A significant impact has been on the development of software personnel required to develop and manage the... View full abstract»

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  • Digital Systems Design with Programmed Logic

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):21 - 26
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    New design techniques resulting from the tremendous impact of programmable LSI devices have revolutionized the field of digital systems design. It is incumbent upon departments of electrical engineering and computer science to keep their undergraduates abreast of these new techniques. "Microprocessors and Programmed Logic," a lecture-laboratory course covering both the hardware and software aspect... View full abstract»

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  • On the Teaching of Computer Organization to Engineering Undergraduates

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):27 - 30
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    The teaching of computer organization has been handled in a number of different ways. The purpose of this paper is to outline an approach that we have classroom tested and found to be successful. A main decision is that of using real machines as design examples. The level of detail used to explain computer component structure and operation is an important consideration. Two examples are presented ... View full abstract»

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  • Minicomputer Aided Education of Electrical Engineering Students

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):31 - 34
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    For problem solving in engineering education a human-computer loop is required. By emphasizing two aspects, namely, interactive usage of the computer and optimization of the total man-machine time (rather than the machine operating time only), the total time required for obtaining a mathematical model and a solution is minimized. This allows a high degree of programming ability to be achieved by s... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching Optimal Design

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):34 - 40
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    Experiences and views related to teaching optimal design to electrical engineering undergraduates as well as course content are discussed in the context of numerical methods of analysis and design. A number of documented user-oriented computer programs extensively used by students in modeling and optimization of circuits and systems are referenced and are available from the author. Two of them, na... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-Flavored Circuit Theory-Revisited

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):40 - 44
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    The impact of the computer and computation on the introductory circuits courses is examined. In response to this impact, changes that include the analysis of nonlinear circuits and experimentation using APL are recommended for the teaching of the circuits courses. View full abstract»

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  • The Use of APL in Digital Systems Courses at the University of New South Wales

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):45 - 51
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    The teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in digital systems, including computer architecture and switching theory, at the University of New South Wales, has for the past three years been based on an extensive use of APL (A Programming Language). This language is a development from Iverson's original language [1] which itself was designed for the precise formulation of algorithms in m... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching Undergraduates to Solve Field Problems Numerically

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):52 - 54
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    This paper describes the development of a teaching unit on numerical solutions of field problems. The relationship of the unit to a course on electromagnetism, the method of its implementation, and its duration are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Computer Programs for Undergraduate Teaching of Field Problems

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):54 - 60
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    This paper describes a set of computer programs used in a teaching unit on numerical solutions of fields embedded in a course on electromagnetic fields and waves. The logical development of various algorithms pertinent to the numerical methods discussed in the course is emphasized. The progression of the program structures is designed to facilitate a variety of tests and experiments related to the... View full abstract»

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  • Computer-Managed Instruction in Electromagnetic Field Theory

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):60 - 63
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    This paper discusses the application of computer-managed instructional techniques in an introductory electromagnetic field theory course being taught to all undergraduate students in the College of Engineering at The University of Iowa. In the process of preparing the various computer lessons, we found ourselves faced first with the need to carefully appraise what we wished the students to learn a... View full abstract»

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  • Computer Graphics for Transient Fields

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):64 - 68
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    This paper demonstrates the feasibility of using computer graphics for the teaching of dynamic fields. The importance of choosing a simple and robust algorithm is emphasized and the use of the relatively new TLM method is recommended for this application. Results are presented for a diffusion problem and a dynamic response to a pulse in a waveguide. View full abstract»

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  • In Defense of Canned Programs

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):68 - 70
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    To an engineer, a "solution" usually means a set of curves or charts, while the computational technique used to obtain them is probably not important. Hence, the pedagogic objective of inculcating in a student of engineering design the "physical appreciation" of a problem can be effectively achieved through the use of "canned" design software packages. View full abstract»

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  • ABAL-a language for boolean function representation and manipulation

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):70 - 72
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    A language ABAL (Auburn Boolean Algebra Language) is described in this paper that permits machine representation and manipulation of Boolean functions. Functions may be specified in algebraic form or as lists of minterms or maxterms. Types of operations available in the language include functional form changes, simplification rules, prime implicant or prime implicate generation, functional minimiz... View full abstract»

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  • COALA-A Minicomputer CAI System

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):73 - 77
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    This paper describes a computer-based learning project developed under the auspices of the Educational Technology Unit of the Victoria Institute of Colleges (Australia). Specifically, the project has developed a computer-based learning system for an introductory electrical engineering network theory course, making use of a standard, commercially available disk-based minicomputer system with graphi... View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):78 - 82
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  • IEEE Education Group Membership Information

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):82-a - 82-b
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  • Information for authors

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 82c
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  • Call for Papers IEEE Transactions on Education Special Issue on Engineering Technology Programs

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 82-d
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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