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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 3 • Date Aug. 1978

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Education Society

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): c2
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  • Guest Editorial

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 81
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  • The Development of a Power System Engineering Education Program

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):82 - 86
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    Because he was the recipient of the Edison Electric Institute's Power Engineering Educator award, the author was invited to contribute a paper to this issue of IEEE Transactions on Education. This paper describes the philosophy which supported the creation and development of the power systems engineering program at The University of Texas at Arlington. It discusses a sixteen-year effort of buildin... View full abstract»

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  • BSEE Curricula: The Electric Utility Engineer Looks Back

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):87 - 90
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    Under the aegis of the Engineering Education and Human Resources Task Force of the Edison Electric Institute a questionnaire was circulated to investor-owned utilities throughout the nation. The essential aims of the questionnaire were to seek answers to and provide background information on questions relating to BSEE curricula followed by engineers employed within the electric-utility industry fo... View full abstract»

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  • Electric Power Engineering Education National Trends

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):91 - 97
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    At a time when energy issues are of great importance and the Power Industry has an increasing demand for the best young minds available to solve its problems, trends have developed that suggest possible future problems for Power Engineering Education. This paper reviews these national trends. View full abstract»

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  • Personal Views on Power Engineering Education from an Industry Vantage Point

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):98 - 100
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    Engineering education in general and power engineering education in particular are discussed in this paper from the point of view of the engineer being a total person with responsibilties to society and to himself. It appears that we are living in times when the relationship between society and technology is in crisis and that if adequate solutions are to be found changes in engineering education ... View full abstract»

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  • Educating for Tomorrow's Needs in the Electric Power Systems Engineering Profession

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):101 - 105
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    The changing needs of the electric power systems engineering field are related to increasingly sophisticated demands on electric energy. Research oriented educational philosophy is proposed for providing engineering students with the background, tools, and incentives necessary to function creatively in solving some of today's challenging engineering problems. A graduate program at MIT designed aro... View full abstract»

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  • Electric Power Engineering Education: Regressive and Revitalizing Forces

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):106 - 113
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    This paper reviews the forces which have caused engineering education to diverge from engineering practice. Simultaneously, these same forces drove electric power engineering programs to near extinction except at a few schools. A further consequence of the latter situation was the extraordinary and costly effort which was required to establish in-house modes of education and other training in indu... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering/Technical Education for Developing Countries' Needs

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):114 - 115
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    This is a reflective approach to engineering and technician training from the viewpoint of a developing country's needs. It weighs past experience and future needs in terms of what the educational institutions in the developing country can do to become more deeply involved in their own country's development and how U. S. educational institutions can assist. It also isolates, for illustrative purpo... View full abstract»

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  • Research for the Electric Power Industry-The University's Role and the Part Research Plays in the Educational Process

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):116 - 118
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    The traditional pattern of research and development for the electric power industry by which innovation is introduced, is reviewed. The dominant role of manufacturers and the relatively minor involvement of universities is described. The changing situation as the utility industry itself and the Federal Government assume more responsibility for defining and directly funding R&D work provides a back... View full abstract»

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  • Power Electronics in Electrical Engineering

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):119 - 121
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    The area of Power Electronics consists of groups of topics which should now form part of a program in Electrical Power Engineering. Some of these topics can be introduced by modifying part of the standard curriculum in Electrical Engineering; others require the introduction of new courses. Desirable modifications are described and new courses in Thyristor Circuits are outlined. It is acknowledged ... View full abstract»

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  • A Modular Approach to Electric Power Education

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):122 - 126
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    The modular approach requires decomposing the curriculum into concepts, or tasks, to be presented in a certain time frame. This time frame is determined from a definition of the prerequisite concepts necessary for understanding the next concept and the time required to present, or master, each concept. Any concept can be started as soon as all prerequisite concepts have been mastered. This approac... View full abstract»

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  • A Course in Energy and Public Policy-A Liberal-Art Course for Power Engineers and Public Administrators

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):127 - 132
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    We present herein a report on an interdisciplinary course in Energy and Public Policy, that is now required of all Power Systems Engineering students at Northeastern University. The course is based on objectives put forth by T.J. Nagel [1]. Briefly, these are: (1) To provide a broad overview of the technical, economic, social and political aspects of the energy problem; (2) To enable the student t... View full abstract»

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  • Education of the Engineer for Electrical Construction

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):132 - 134
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    A new and unique undergraduate program is being developed at Purdue University to educate engineers for work in the construction industry. Students selecting the electrical specialty option of the program will combine electric power engineering courses with management courses and with work experience on electrical construction projects to earn the degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Cons... View full abstract»

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  • A Novel Project: The Design and Construction of a Helical-Pole Polyphase Synchronous Machine

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):135 - 138
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    This paper describes the design and assembly of a novel prototype three-phase synchronous machine constructed as a closely-sponsored undergraduate student project. The machine is significantly different from its more traditional counterparts in that the rotor and stator pole configurations are each in the form of a full-pitch helix, rather than parallel to the axis of rotation. A primary objective... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching Multicomponent System Modeling

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):139 - 142
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    This paper presents material intended to be used to modify existing control and dynamics courses being taught at many universities. The proposed modifications emphasize how one proceeds to develop a complete simulation of a multicomponent system that can be used for dynamics and control studies. A modeling philosophy and the detailed steps one should go through in developing a system model are pre... View full abstract»

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  • An APL Laboratory for Power System Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):143 - 148
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    Supplementary use of the digital computer in power-system engineering education can provide an effective learning environment for introductory as well as advanced studies. In addition, sufficient exposure to the computer as a design tool is consistent with the expanding application of these devices in power-system planning. Presented is an approach to the creation of such a learning situation thro... View full abstract»

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  • A Solid-State Protective Relay for Use in Educational Laboratories

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):149 - 152
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    This paper presents the design and operation of a solid-state, directional, inverse-time overcurrent protective relay. One of the unique features of this relay is the ease of adaptability to various situations because of the variety and ranges of setting. This feature, and the very low cost of manufacturing the relay, make it ideal for use in a laboratory setup for educational purposes, as in a un... View full abstract»

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  • A Complete Power System Analysis Package Based on DC Equations

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):152 - 155
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    A course is described that is offered to undergraduate students in power engineering at Tel Aviv University. It deals with behavior of mathematical models used in power system analysis. Students are encouraged to write their own computer programs and to apply these programs to design of their own power system. The course reviews characteristics of network elements and then introduces and applies a... View full abstract»

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  • A Video Tape Graduate Power Engineering Program

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):156 - 159
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    This paper describes and evaluates an unusual continuing education program which is offered to practicing power engineers from the Engineering College at Iowa State University. This program provides credit courses from the central campus via video tape to seven different power utility companies as well as a consulting engineering firm in the state. The program permits the power engineer to take gr... View full abstract»

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  • Development of the Professional Electric Power Engineering Program at Rensselaer-The Salient Features

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):159 - 161
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    The various phases of the early development of the electric power engineerng program at Rensselaer are briefly described. This paper covers the period during which the author was leading this development. View full abstract»

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  • An Affiliate Research Program in Power Engineering

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):161 - 165
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    A highly successful cooperative program between the College of Engineering and the power industry plays an important role in power engineering education at Iowa State University. This paper describes the history, operation, student participation, and the effect on both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of the Power Affiliate Research Program at Iowa State. An associated program, the Power ... View full abstract»

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  • The power technology course-an example of the consultant's role in continuing education

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):166 - 169
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    This paper discusses the problem of continuing education in general, and cites the Power Technology Course as an example which proved particularly effective in the power field. Course content is summarized. Experience in many aspects of organization and presentation of the Power Technology Course is also presented and will aid in the organization of similar courses. The paper also comments on the ... View full abstract»

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  • The Development of an Interactive Industry/Academic Power Engineering Education Program at the University of Missouri-Rolla

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):170 - 172
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    This paper describes the development of a unique and innovative program in power engineering education enhanced through an Industry/Academic interrelationship. This program is devoted to both the teaching and the practice of power engineering. The development of the Industry/Academic relationship and its value as a model for power engineering education are related. A summary of present and propose... 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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