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IEEE Transactions on Education

Issue 1 • Feb 1995

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  • A basic course in network analysis. I. Content, results, instruction

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):1 - 6
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    An introductory course to electric network analysis is described. Both time domain analysis (differential equations, impulse response and convolution integral) and frequency domain analysis (harmonic eigenfunctions and system transfer function) are covered by this course. It is intended that students see these techniques within a global framework. This overview must enable the student to make a mo... View full abstract»

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  • Graphical analysis of delay line wave forms: a tutorial

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):27 - 32
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Analysis of delay line waveforms by graphical techniques based on Bergeron diagrams can be a useful tool, especially in the more complicated nonlinear circuits. The analysis described is limited to transient waveforms in lossless lines. The transients can be of any shape in linear circuits (although simple steps and ramps are best), but are limited to ideal steps in nonlinear circuits. This tutori... View full abstract»

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  • Design, hardware implementation and testing of a soft decision information set decoder

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):75 - 82
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    A senior undergraduate project in digital communications combining theory with computer aided design (CAD) and providing hands on experience in the field is considered. The project is suitable for engineering undergraduate students with a background of a first course in digital communications and digital system design. The project consists of the study, computer simulation, design and hardware imp... View full abstract»

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  • Improvement of a laboratory course in network analysis: learning to validate knowledge in an experimental way

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):17 - 26
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    A laboratory course in network analysis has been thoroughly revised. Passing rates, averaged over for years, rose from 48% to 79%. The major goal of the course was to teach students to experiment and investigate in a systematic way, thus validating knowledge by themselves. This paper reports on the changes introduced and the results obtained. Important features are that difficulties that the stude... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive IIR filtering algorithms for system identification: a general framework

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):54 - 66
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    Adaptive IIR (infinite impulse response) filters are particularly beneficial in modeling real systems because they require lower computational complexity and can model sharp resonances more efficiently as compared to the FIR (finite impulse response) counterparts. Unfortunately, a number of drawbacks are associated with adaptive IIR filtering algorithms that have prevented their widespread use, su... View full abstract»

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  • A basic course in network analysis. II. Types of problems and sequencing

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):7 - 12
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    For pt.I see ibid., vol.38, no.1, p.1-6 (1995). In part I an introductory course to electric network analysis was described. Some educational measures showed passing rates and students' insight to be unsatisfactory. In this paper we analyze problems that students have to solve. Examples of the difficulties that students have are presented. Several kinds of problems can be distinguished. Difficulti... View full abstract»

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  • Controllability and observability of linear systems: some noninvariant aspects

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):33 - 39
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    Most textbooks in linear systems present controllability and observability as being invariant under coordinate transformations. Although this concept is correct from a certain viewpoint, in a more general sense it could be misleading. This latter viewpoint is not usually emphasized in basic courses and the gap left has often proved to be difficult for students to overcome. This paper addresses bot... View full abstract»

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  • Procedures and classroom architectures for the development of tele-teaching activities

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):83 - 89
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    A system architecture based on the use of ISDN basic inputs is presented, suitable for over-distance educational programs (tele-teaching) in academic environments. Starting from a very encouraging tele-teaching experience-performed in the last four years at the University of l'Aquila-a medium term project for the improvement and extension of the present activities in the various sites where the Un... View full abstract»

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  • Error coefficient and nonunity feedback revisited

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):67 - 74
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    A review of the concepts of type, error coefficient, and steady-state error is presented from the point of view of usefulness in applications and relevance in an introductory control systems course. The approach employed makes a clear distinction between system error and loop error. It is shown that categorizing feedback control systems as unity or nonunity is of limited practical value. Error con... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing computer tools into a first course in electrical engineering

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):13 - 16
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    At a school where engineering students have immediate access to a personal computer, it is important that they become familiar with that tool early in their studies. In introductory engineering courses it is also important that the students learn to perceive the computer as a tool and not as an end in itself. Achieving these goals requires a careful integration of computer usage into such courses ... View full abstract»

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  • The analysis of balanced, linear differential circuits

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):40 - 50
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    The salient characteristics of differential electronic systems are overviewed, and a generalized low frequency analysis of these systems is presented. This analysis, which produces accurate Thevenin equivalent circuits for the input and output ports of balanced differential pairs, discloses a shortcoming pervasive of much of the electronic circuits textbook literature. In particular, an account is... View full abstract»

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  • An educational interactive program for direct analysis of power system transient stability

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):90 - 94
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    Maintaining power system security is a technological challenge as power systems are now operated much closer to their security limits. Recent advances in the control and operation of interconnected power systems have generated the necessity to prepare young engineers for the challenges in the area of power system security. This paper presents the implementation of a direct method or power system t... View full abstract»

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  • A BNC-to-microstrip transition for laboratory use

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):51 - 53
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    This paper presents a design for a male or female BNC-to-microstrip transition for use in high frequency and microwave undergraduate laboratories. Measured data is provided to verify electrical characteristics View full abstract»

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  • Data acquisition in the undergraduate laboratory

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):95 - 96
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    The use of digital oscilloscopes having print/plot capability is discussed in reference to data acquisition in the undergraduate laboratory. These instruments can increase productivity in the laboratory while keeping the data acquisition system almost transparent to the user View full abstract»

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Texas A&M University