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Issue 4 • Date Nov 1988

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  • A real-time programming event monitor

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 245 - 250
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (3)
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    The structure and implementation are presented of a software event monitor for studying and learning real-time programming. This monitor produces a complete time-stamped event history sequence associated with an execution of the real-time programs. It is concluded that the use of the monitor in conjunction with programs designed to illustrate selected real-time situations and parameterized to permit experimentation provides a very useful laboratory-experiment basis for teaching this material View full abstract»

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  • The differentiation of functions of conjugate complex variables: application to power network analysis

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 286 - 291
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The mathematical foundations of the rules used to differentiate functions of conjugate complex variables are examined and their use is illustrated with several power network analysis examples. Using conjugate complex notation in power network analysis, it is possible to obtain directly the real Jacobian matrix of the power-flow equations. The author introduces the concept of bicomplex Jacobian matrix and states the rules to invert it. The expressions which are above often permit an immediate physical interpretation View full abstract»

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  • Visualizations of the integral forms of Maxwell's equations through interactive computer graphics

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 251 - 256
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The author describes educational software which provides students with tools for visualizing the significance of the integral laws which underlie applied electromagnetics, and for obtaining insights into interrelationships between electric and magnetic fields and their sources. EILP, the electric integral law program, allows the student to specify positions and magnitudes of line charges using a mouse. The program computes and draws equipotential lines and electric field lines corresponding to the specified source configuration. The problem then allows the student to specify a closed surface and corresponding closed contour within the field solution, and plots accumulated normal electric flux and tangential electric field line integral as a marker makes its way around the surface/contour, demonstrating the specific implications of Gauss' law for electric field and the electroquasistatic Faraday law View full abstract»

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  • An updated PC-based assembly language programming laboratory

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 241 - 244
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    An undergraduate computer engineering laboratory that supports a one-quarter, PC (personal computer)-based assembly language programming course is described. The course sequence is required for the computer engineering and is taken as a technical elective by many students in electrical engineering. The novel features of this state-of-the-art laboratory include a symbolic debugger with support for Assembly and high-level languages, a local area network of PCs, online documentation, and a RGB projector for interactive classroom demonstration View full abstract»

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  • A network theorem dual to Miller's theorem

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 265 - 269
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    Miller's theory is an important tool commonly used in analysis and design of amplifiers with voltage-shunt feedback. A network theorem is presented and proved to be dual to Miller's theorem; it can be utilized in the analysis and design of amplifiers with current-series feedback. Three examples are given to illustrate the applicability of the theorem View full abstract»

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  • On the prediction of transmission errors of MOSFET switches

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 284 - 286
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    A simple formula is presented for the impedance error of a MOSFET-resistor transmission gate. Using this formula, closed-form expressions are derived for the output products resulting from switching sinusoidal input signals. The formula is accurate over a wide range of input signal levels. The results obtained are qualitatively in agreement with those reported by Corti (1986). The extension of the analysis is presented here to accommodate multitone input signals is mathematically straightforward View full abstract»

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  • Teaching the structured design of interactive information systems

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 278 - 284
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    An approach to structured analysis and design that has been found useful in teaching students to apply these techniques to the development of interactive information systems (IIS) is presented. The problems that arise for the students may be solved by showing them how to develop a conversational view of an IIS. This view expresses the students' spontaneous way of looking at the system. However, the conversational view cannot serve adequately as a basis for the development of a design. To become the basis for a design, the conversational view must be translated into the global view that displays the standard tripartite division into afferent, transform, and efferent flows View full abstract»

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  • Application of the Poynting vector for power conditioning and conversion

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 257 - 264
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    The author suggests that qualitative analysis of electromagnetic energy flux as depicted by the Poynting vector gives an insight into the mechanism of power conditioning going beyond the scope of classic circuit theory. He argues that an understanding and eventually an analytical description of energy flux and its interaction with matter are essential to truly optimize energy conversion in high-frequency electronic power converters. He describes how energy flux, as depicted by the Poynting vector flows in the circuit components, gives a different perspective of `parasitic effects' in magnetic components View full abstract»

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  • Development of a 16-bit microprogrammable computer as a senior course project: a teamwork approach to engineering education

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 276 - 278
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    The authors describe an educational experiment in computer engineering at the University of Washington. Eight senior students work together to design and fabricate a 16-bit general-purpose microprogrammable computer system and support software. The project was developed in a capstone hardware design course in electrical engineering. In parallel with other demands of the course, students collaborated on such tasks as architectural specification and research, design and wirewrapping, and testing of the system View full abstract»

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  • Spreadsheet illustration of engineering economics

    Publication Year: 1988 , Page(s): 270 - 275
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    The author describes the use of an electronic spreadsheet on a desktop PC with a liquid crystal display projector for the illustration of the determination of product cost. This material is used in a junior-level laboratory course in electrical engineering. Both the spreadsheet template and underlying concepts are discussed View full abstract»

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