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Issue 2 • Date May 1979

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Education Society

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): c2
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  • Special Issue on Curriculum Development in an Era of Rapid Change

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 33
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  • What is Electrical Engineering?

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):34 - 38
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  • Keeping up with the Computer Revolution

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):39 - 43
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  • What is Modern Electronics?

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):44 - 47
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  • Revamping the Nontechnical Part of the Curriculum

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):48 - 52
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    There are many topics which are ofgrowing importance to engineers. The list is long, but includes entrepreneurship, innovation, patent practices and rights, law and taxation, economics, ethics, energy policy, pollution policy. Such courses are seldom available, although MIT has recently undertaken an experiment to develop them. On the other hand, two decades of experience have shown us that the EC... View full abstract»

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  • Let's Drop Physics from the Curriculum

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):52 - 55
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    The historical fact that engineering programs emerged as options in physics departments has long influenced the first two years of our curriculum. For years, we have quietly tolerated duplication of subject matter between physics and engineering. It is about time that we should reexamine the traditions that all students take a year of physics before entering engineering. Modern physicists do resea... View full abstract»

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  • When Should We Teach Microprocessors?

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):56 - 59
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    We all agree that tomorrow's engineer must have a working knowledge of microprocessors/microcomputers, especially as related to a myriad of applications. But there appear to be two schools of thought on how this should be done. Spokesmen for these schools might state their positions as follows: (A) We have a real opportunity to teach the subject to freshmen, making use of it to motivate students a... View full abstract»

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  • Dropping Less Essential Courses

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):60 - 62
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    Let's agree on several principles. Clearly, we can't teach everything that our students will need to know. Further, we shouldn 't try to teach too much, for experience has shown that we accomplish more if we teach fewer subjects thoroughly. Our general objective in the undergraduate curriculum is to provide depth in one or more areas to provide the student with a marketable skill, and then to prov... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 62
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  • A Model Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Curriculum

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):63 - 68
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    This paper presents a model curriculum as developed by an ad hoc group of five managers, each from a large industrial employer of electrical engineers. The model itself is the result of compromise between conflicting viewpoints, for, after all, there are many different job opportunities implying the need for a variety of educational emphases. The committee finds little fault in the electrical cont... View full abstract»

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  • Discussion

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):69 - 75
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  • A Computer Engineering Nucleus for Electrical Engineering Curricula

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):76 - 80
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    An approach is proposed for including a sequence of four computer engineering courses in required undergraduate electrical engineering curricula. Justification of the need is presented in terms of the modern electrical engineer's involvement with the digital computer. Each course is described in terms of objectives, content, prerequisites, laboratory, credit, scheduling, and possible texts. Implem... View full abstract»

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  • The Role of Systems Engineering in Electrical Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):81 - 85
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    Systems Engineering, including its subspecialties, has much to offer and is a needed component in electrical engineering education. Inclusion of efforts in systems engineering philosophy and methodology within the electrical engineering curriculum can do much towards the enhancement of student achievement of technical and management proficiency and, perhaps more importantly, towards achievement of... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Mathematics: Who Should Teach It and How?

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):85 - 88
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    Engineering students are not proficient in fundamental mathematics. Four principal causes of the problem are postulated and solutions are proposed. Implementation of the recommendations will require a different approach to mathematics instruction involving closer cooperation between mathematics and engineering departments, and development of improved learning materials. View full abstract»

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  • Let's Make the Study of Machinery More Interesting

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):88 - 91
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    A new approach, based on the stepper motor, is suggested for the teaching of basic concepts of electric machines. Operating characteristics and some applications of the stepper motor are discussed. A course outline and possible laboratory experiments are included. View full abstract»

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  • A Career-Oriented Seminar for the Electrical Engineering Curriculum

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):92 - 95
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    This paper describes a Career Education Seminar, presented once a week during the Junior year in the new curriculum developed in the Electrical Engineering department of the University of Maine at Orono. The primary purpose of the seminar is to provide students with detailed information about careers in the various areas of Electrical Engineering so that they will be able to choose appropriate ele... View full abstract»

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  • The Electrical Engineering Curriculum and the Education of International Students

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):95 - 98
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    There is a growing recognition that less developed countries (LDCs) should be more discriminating in their choices of technologies to meet their needs. To exercise these choices, the LDC engineers are challenged to be innovative in adapting existing modern technologies to their own circumstances. To be able to meet this challenge, their professional training should account for the fact that when t... View full abstract»

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  • The Role of Project Work in the EE Curriculum: Experience at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):99 - 104
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    The relation of the undergraduate project program at Worcester Polytechnic Institute to some common problems of curriculum development is described. In particular, the ways in which project work addresses the difficulties of teaching design, the provision of helpful laboratory experience, and the introduction of new technical knowledge, are discussed. Further, it is argued that the process of engi... View full abstract»

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  • A Laboratory Environment for the Introduction of Microprocessor Systems into the Electrical Engineering Curriculum: Methodology and Experiences

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):105 - 109
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    Major advances in the state of the art of integrated circuit fabrication have created a revolution in computer system technology. Due to the permeation of microcomputer systems into other fields of Engineering and Science, the use of the microcomputer as a laboratory instrument can be integrated into courses other than the core digital systems courses. The development of a laboratory with high lev... View full abstract»

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  • Implementing Guided Design in a Medical Instrumentation Course

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):110 - 116
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    I converted a medical instrumentation course to an experiential system called Guided Design. This is a teaching-learning system that is based on a set of open-ended problems. These establish the basis for both the student's study of subject matter, which is done outside of class, and decision-making work which is done in class. The classroom work is organized around printed "Instruction-Feedback" ... View full abstract»

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  • Electric Power Engineering Education through Effective Laboratory Experience

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):116 - 118
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    A successful engineering laboratory experience requires the same pedagogic attention, and generally more time and money, than a corresponding classroom lecture. Substituting small size units and modern electronic instrumentation for large equipment and electromagnetic instruments results in a viable electric machines laboratory operation. These changes produce an efficient and rewarding mode of ex... View full abstract»

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  • Toward More Meaningful Laboratory Experiences in Digital Signal Processing and Digital Control

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):119 - 123
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    Digital signal processing and digital control are of utmost importance for electrical engineering students, for they are present in many aspects of today's technical world. Complex topics like these should not be introduced into a curriculum as a crash program, but taken as steps in an evolutionary process. A successful example of this evolutionary process is well underway at the University of Mis... View full abstract»

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  • An Integrated Approach to Minicomputers and Microcomputers in Electrical Engineering Laboratories

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):123 - 127
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    This paper describes the integration of minicomputers and microcomputers into the general laboratory experience of an Electrical Engineering student. Considerations in the planning of a laboratory building to allow data lines to be installed are pointed out. A detailed description of the computer laboratory facilities is given. The traditional involvement of the small scale computer in engineering... View full abstract»

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