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Issue 4 • Nov 1995

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  • A novel single-capacitor single-operational-amplifier sinusoidal oscillator

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):391 - 393
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The well known operational amplifier based Schmitt-trigger square wave generator is shown to behave as a sinusoidal oscillator at relatively high frequencies. This is attributed to the widely ignored frequency-dependence characteristic of the differential gain of the operational amplifier. Experimental results are in excellent agreement with theoretical predictions View full abstract»

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  • A new course on supercomputers and parallel architectures

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):340 - 345
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    Parallel processing and distributed computing are two areas attracting a great deal of attention. Several universities and institutions are involved in the teaching of courses on parallel programming, distributed operating systems and parallel algorithms, but very few of them offer a course from the hardware point of view. The course structure presented in this paper gives a considerable emphasis ... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing undergraduates to the moment method

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):385 - 389
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    Four application problems are presented which have been found to facilitate introductory instruction on numerical methods for undergraduate electrical engineering students. The method of moments (MOM) is introduced at the level of first principles, preparing students for subsequent advanced topics in matrix methods and developments through linear vector space theory. The problems are such that the... View full abstract»

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  • Factors contributing to difference in performance between small and large sections

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):335 - 339
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    Using large sections is a common option for extending scarce faculty resources. However, the students in small sections of an introductory course in computer information systems scored higher on average than students in large sections. This study seeks to identify what factors contribute to the difference in student performance of small and large sections. The analysis uses common exam scores for ... View full abstract»

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  • The numerical solution of Poisson's equation in a pn diode using a spreadsheet

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):380 - 384
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    The numerical calculation of the potential distribution in a pn diode is presented using a spreadsheet. It can be included in an introductory course in semiconductor device physics as a demonstration of the numerical analysis of devices. It is also a demonstration of the numerical solution of Poisson's equation when the charge density is a function of the potential, and is appropriate for a sectio... View full abstract»

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  • A protocol test system for the study of sliding window protocols on networked UNIX computers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):328 - 334
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    A software-based system for modeling transport layer protocols and observing their behavior and performance in an actual local area network setting is introduced. The simple interface definition provides for rapid prototyping of the flow control, error recovery and connection management features of transport layer protocols. The ability to introduce errors into the communications stream allows for... View full abstract»

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  • Time domain analysis of linear systems using spreadsheets

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):317 - 320
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    In this paper, a method for the analysis of linear systems using spreadsheets is presented. This method is based on a spreadsheet pictorial simulation of the mathematical performance of an integrator. At first, a connecting method, using integrators, is used to symbolize different blocks of the system each representing a given transfer function. These blocks are then connected according to the sig... View full abstract»

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  • An undergraduate parallel processing laboratory

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):306 - 311
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    A modest transputer laboratory was established at the Electrical Engineering Department, Louisiana Tech. University. This laboratory is used to introduce undergraduate electrical engineering students to parallel processing. The author discusses course development and then describes five laboratory experiments: introduction to Express, node analysis, event driven profiling, performance analysis, an... View full abstract»

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  • On the effective use of a cache memory simulator in a computer architecture course

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):357 - 360
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    In this paper, we describe how a cache memory simulator can be effectively used to enhance the understanding of cache memories in a computer architecture course. Various types of course assignments that are described in this paper require the use of the simulator to understand effects of varying different cache parameters on the system performance, to analyze cache memory designs, to synthesize ca... View full abstract»

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  • Charge conservation and the transcapacitance element: an exposition

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):376 - 379
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    A simple gedanken experiment is presented to demonstrate the violation of charge (and energy) conservation, as predicted by D.E. Ward (1981), J.J. Paulos and D.A. Antoniadis (1983), and D. Root and B. Hughes (1988), in the two-parameter nonlinear modeling of capacitance. The paradoxes are resolved through examination of a complete physical model of the capacitor. The role of the transcapacitive el... View full abstract»

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  • Application of the integral definition of the curl operator to numerical solutions in electromagnetics

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):346 - 349
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    The definition of the curl operator in terms of an integral is shown to lead to a method for numerical solutions that facilitates the use of mixtures of cells having different shapes and different dielectric properties. The derivation is followed by examples for, waveguides, mixtures of different cells, and a method for increasing the accuracy when an equation is known for the field on the outer b... View full abstract»

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  • An interdisciplinary senior design course utilizing electronically guided model rockets

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):321 - 327
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    Electrical engineering graduates are faced with a wide variety of technological and managerial decisions. The ability of the engineer to interact with the entire spectrum of individuals involved in marketing a product is a critical component of the overall success of a project. A senior level design course is presented that integrates the numerous phases of project development in order to prepare ... View full abstract»

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  • Node and mesh analysis by inspection

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):312 - 316
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    This paper shows how to write node or mesh analysis linear circuit equations by inspection of the circuit schematic diagram and obtains two different matrix solutions of these equations. The linear circuit can have resistances or impedances, controlled sources, ideal operational amplifiers, or mutually coupled coils. The first matrix solution finds the node-voltage or mesh-current vector in terms ... View full abstract»

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  • Simplifying and extending a useful class of signals and impulse responses

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):301 - 305
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    Mathematics is an essential tool for studying science and engineering, and calculus is one of the most important branches of mathematics for engineering. In this paper a new formula for evaluating ∫xneaxdx and a more generally applicable extension to polynomials are developed. This new approach illustrates the intimate relationship between differentiation and integration,... View full abstract»

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  • Including the effects of component tolerances in the teaching of courses in introductory circuit design

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):361 - 364
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    With the emphasis upon design in electrical and electronics curriculums, the need for coverage in circuit design courses on how manufacturer's tolerances on resistors and capacitors will affect the circuit's response is obvious. This paper develops an analytical procedure useful for the determination of these tolerances that is suitable for use in introductory classes in active and passive circuit... View full abstract»

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  • The comparative evaluation of excellence for student awards

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):350 - 356
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    A recurring problem in the award of academic honors is the comparison of the highest grade achieved by students from different groups with different traditions, practices, and evaluation scales. Group averages are not useful because it is the position of the top student that is of interest, not the average; also, the normal distribution cannot be assumed for the upper tail of the distribution, whi... View full abstract»

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  • Laboratories for an undergraduate course in power electronics

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):365 - 369
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    Laboratory exercises to accompany an undergraduate power electronics course are discussed. Topics include inductors, periodic steady state, drive circuits, PWM control, average switch models, and startup. These laboratories present an evolutionary sequence of increasingly difficult, design-oriented power electronics laboratories View full abstract»

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  • Multilevel logic minimization using K-map XOR patterns

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):370 - 375
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    Entered variable XOR patterns are used in compressed Karnaugh maps to achieve gate-level minimum functions not possible with standard SOP and POS forms. Procedures are given for minimum cover extraction and verification. The design of a simple ALU illustrates multilevel-multiple output optimization View full abstract»

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Texas A&M University