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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 2 & 3 • June-September 1964

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Education Group

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s): c2
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  • The Meaning of Probability

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):45 - 51
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    It is generally recognized that the theory of probability should no longer be treated as adjunct to a course in statistics or reliability but must be taught as a basic discipline, a prerequisite for several courses. In teaching the subject one must overcome an initial obstacle. In public schools and even in colleges, students learn that the universe evolves according to deterministic laws that spe... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):52 - 54
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    Every engineer uses the term "reliability," but specific usages too often betray a concept based on folklore rather than upon available techniques for accurate determination. Burdened as the curriculum is today, exact definition and some applications of reliability must be included. View full abstract»

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  • Situation Problems in Electrical Engineering

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):54 - 59
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    During the past few years, I have developed a couple dozen problems in Electrical Engineering which are somewhat unusual. The problems are written around a situation similar to case studies as employed in Business Schools. I try with some introductory comments to project the student into a "real life" situation and then lead him through a series of step-at-a-time solutions. One of the purposes of ... View full abstract»

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  • The Analog Computer Laboratory in Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):59 - 62
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    This paper describes the analog computer laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University, Electrical Engineering Department, and presents a discussion of the educational value of the laboratory. The discussion covers what seven years of experience in operating the laboratory have revealed concerning its relationship to the curriculum as a whole and to the development of the student as an individua... View full abstract»

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  • Constructing Liapunov Functions by Means of the Analog Computer

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):63 - 66
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    Lur'e's method in constructing Liapunov functions is well known. For a higher order feedback system, however, the last steps of his process is not very practical. This paper attempts to offer a method for solving the nonlinear algebraic equations by using the analog computer instead of finding the sufficient conditions. Thus a Liapunov function can be constructed which is not easily obtained by hi... View full abstract»

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  • Graphical analysis of nonlinear systems: a modification of the δ-method

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):66 - 68
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    Graphical solution methods are particularly valuable for the insight given the student being introduced to the subject of nonlinear systems analysis. The author has found the δ-method to be one of the most attractive methods to his students, because of its conceptual simplicity. The δ-method, however, appears to be somewhat less than ideal, in the following sense. The solution to t... View full abstract»

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  • The Status of the Humanities in Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):69 - 71
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    It is more important that the courses in humanities taken by students of engineering stimulate their further curiosity and interest than it is to inform them concerning specific facts and ideas. On the other hand the approach in such courses must be intellectually challenging and rigorous. The effects of such education in the humanities are likely to depend far more on the quality of instruction t... View full abstract»

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  • The Group Counseling Program in Engineering at Michigan State University

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):72 - 78
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    Freshman and sophomore engineering students participated in an exploratory Group Counseling Program designed to help them strengthen their academic achievement, increase their understanding of the engineer's professional role in society, clarify their career goals, and improve their self-understanding and personal-social adjustment. The program included special attention for underachieving student... View full abstract»

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  • Retraining for Electrical Engineering Employees in Industry

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):78 - 82
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    The continuing education of engineers throughout General Electric has been studied to determine its effectiveness in combating technical obsolescence. Better guidance of updating programs is needed and is resulting from experience with a six-week refresher course for engineering managers and a new doctoral program. Personalized education programs are recommended which use many varieties of learnin... View full abstract»

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  • Analysis of a Tuned Coupled Circuit by Root-Locus Techniques

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):82 - 85
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    Application of root-locus techniques to the familiar transformer-coupled tuned circuit accurately locates the poles of the transfer function as a function of the coefficient of coupling, thus enabling the frequency response to be found easily by graphical zero-pole techniques. The locus is seen to be a circle centered on the negative real axis, and this explains the fact that the lower frequency p... View full abstract»

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  • Root-Locus Plotting Machine for Classroom Demonstration

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):86 - 88
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    A root-locus plotting machine built from inexpensive components is described. The device is primarily for demonstrational use but may be used for design as well. The plotting board, mounted vertically on a dolly (which houses the auxiliary equipment) measures three by four feet. This makes the device useful even in large classrooms. A worked-out example is included. View full abstract»

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  • An Electromechanical Linear System Laboratory Experiment

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):89 - 96
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    Details are given of an experiment involving a second order linear electro-mechanical system. Included is a discussion of the problem, the equipment that has been devised for experimental study of the performance, and the results that are obtained with the apparatus. Some detail is included of the report that is expected of the student. The equipment works well and a very meaningful experiment res... View full abstract»

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  • A Short-Circuit Testing Laboratory in an Educational Institution

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):96 - 107
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    The establishment of a short-circuit testing laboratory in an educational institution is quite an innovation, particularly in an area of the world where the conventional high power switchgear testing laboratory is non-existent. Affording postgraduate training and research in arc phenomena and the scientific development of arc extinction devices, this excellent facility will provide the country wit... View full abstract»

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  • Benjamin Franklin, Scientist

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):108 - 111
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    Franklin's scientific contributions to electrical theory are reviewed. His standing in Europe as a scientist is considered in relation to his reputation as a publisher and statesman. Some biographical anecdotes which relate to Franklin, the scientist, are included. View full abstract»

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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):112 - 114
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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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