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Issue 2 • Date May 1995

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  • Experimental demonstration of the "apparent wavelength"

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):104 - 106
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    In this paper, an experimental demonstration of the "apparent wavelength" using microwaves incident on a plane conductive surface obliquely, with the electric field polarization parallel to a reflecting plane, is presented. Standing wave measurements were obtained by utilizing the interaction between the transmitting and the receiving rectangular horn antennas using the receiving horn antenna as a... View full abstract»

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  • Duality transformation for two-dimensional static problems

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):195 - 197
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    A form of duality transformation, applicable to two-dimensional static problems, is formulated. It transforms electrostatic problems into magnetostatic problems by applying, instead of the common duality between the E and H vectors, one between the vectors E and B. The transformation can be easily applied to straight TEM transmission-line geometries. Its use in teaching basic electromagnetics to e... View full abstract»

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  • Computer modeling for enhancing instruction of electric machinery

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):166 - 170
    Cited by:  Papers (26)
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    This paper discusses the use of computers for modeling of electric machinery at the undergraduate level to enhance the lecture as well as the laboratory part of a course on electric machinery with introduction to power systems. It explains how computer simulation helps students not only get a better understanding of the advantages and limitations of computer simulation, but also get a better feel ... View full abstract»

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  • Integration of Micromouse project with undergraduate curriculum: a large-scale student participation approach

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):136 - 144
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    This paper describes a successful integration of the Micromouse project with regular undergraduate courses at California State University, Fullerton. A micromouse is a computer controlled autonomous mobile robot which can find a predetermined destination when placed in an unknown maze. The goals of this paper are to report a complete design example suitable for large-scale student participation an... View full abstract»

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  • A computer construction project that is both educationally sound and can be completed in one semester

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):185 - 194
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    A student-built, expandable computer project for the Electrical Engineering Microprocessor laboratory is described. The design goals include low-cost, modern instruction set, availability of inexpensive hardware and software tools, and a level of fabrication complexity within reach of the student. Hardware and software tools are introduced and various methods to obtain them are discussed. The proj... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy Grading System

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):158 - 165
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    The difficulties associated with translating a set of scores into letter-grades are discussed. A novel method for automating this process, the Fuzzy Grading System, is developed and compared to traditional practices. Letter-grades are recognized to be fuzzy descriptors of students' performance. Thus, operations aimed at defining letter-grade boundaries are naturally carried out in the context of f... View full abstract»

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  • Pontrjagin duality and digital signal processing

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):131 - 135
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    All of the Fourier transforms encountered in signal processing can be regarded as instances of a single universal object-the Fourier transform associated with an abstract abelian group. We show how this way of looking at things leads to a natural and simple account of the similarities between the properties of the Fourier transforms associated with different types of signal and how it sheds a new ... View full abstract»

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  • Use of symbolic computation in engineering education

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):177 - 184
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    The growing use of “computer algebra” (or “symbolic computation”) makes it very attractive for employment in engineering education. Also the compromise between the analytic and numerical methods may be very useful. The objective of this paper is to draw the attention of broad engineering and educational circles to the enormous capabilities of symbolic computation and, via a... View full abstract»

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  • Measurement setup for a power laboratory motor generator station

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):150 - 157
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    A measurement set up developed for autonomous motor generator stations for an undergraduate power laboratory is described in this paper. Methods used to measure and display the various electrical and mechanical quantities for easy observation by the students during the experiment are described. A microcontroller-based instrument to measure speed, frequency, load-angle and slip has been developed. ... View full abstract»

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  • An automatic characterization of a Gaussian noise source for undergraduate electronics laboratory

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):126 - 130
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    This paper describes a technique which allows the probability density and the probability distribution functions of a Gaussian noise source to be obtained in a very simple, low cost way. First a high-level noise source is described and the characterization of this source is done using only standard parts available at low cost and an easy-to-make test set. Probability density and distribution funct... View full abstract»

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  • Piecewise-linear modeling of I-V characteristics with SPICE

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):107 - 117
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    This paper presents a technique for piecewise-linear modeling of arbitrary nonlinear I-V characteristics with SPICE. In particular, I-V characteristics (including those exhibiting negative resistance) that lend themselves to piecewise-linear approximation are easily modeled using six elemental building blocks; three for voltage-controlled I-V characteristics and three for current-controlled I-V ch... View full abstract»

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  • A learning aid for power electronics with knowledge based components

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):171 - 176
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    In this paper we have presented a self-study expert system based power electronics instruction aid for selection and analysis of suitable power electronic converter configurations. Converter input output specifications, analysis, and converter design methodologies are interactively pursued with extensive graphical aid to guide the user (student, engineers, etc.) in the study process. Furthermore, ... View full abstract»

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  • A laboratory for teaching computer networks

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):145 - 149
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    A laboratory for teaching computer networking techniques is described. Each workstation consists of a 68008 μP operating under the OS-9 operating system. The workstations are networked via an ARCNET local area network to a common file server. The workstations were initially constructed to teach microprocessors and have been designed so that external components can be interfaced to them via a pr... View full abstract»

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  • A computer architecture laboratory course using programmable logic

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):118 - 125
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    This paper describes the software and hardware developed for the laboratory component of a junior/senior level computer architecture course. The principal feature of this course is that students are required to design and build their own computers using programmable logic devices (PLDs). The students use a simple register transfer language (CURTL) with a simulator and commercial PLD tools for thei... View full abstract»

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