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  • Modern Objectives and Methods for Laboratory Instruction

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):168 - 172
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    In considering the role of the undergraduate laboratory in an engineering curriculum, it is important that the objectives of the laboratory program be well understood and clearly set forth. It is proposed that the objectives of a modern laboratory program should be: 1) to supplement and strengthen the teaching of subject matter by laboratory methods and 2) to teach the theory and practice of exper... View full abstract»

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  • The Computer Revolution in Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):67 - 70
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    The ready availability of high-speed digital computers has wrought a fundamental and unprecented change in engineering education. Described herein are one university's experiences with a small digital computer, on which thousands of undergraduates have been taught to program within the past year. A new approach to the teaching and administration of computers is required, as is a new approach to al... View full abstract»

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  • Advanced Education-Past, Present, and Future

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):31 - 37
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    A brief historical review of education beyond the baccalaureate with particular emphasis on graduate study in electrical engineering is followed by an examination of present trends. Consideration is given to such topics as admission requirements, programs of study, graduation requirements, and residence requirements as they affect students. Staff factors such as qualifications, load, compensation,... View full abstract»

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  • Solid-State Energy Conversion Devices

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):134 - 137
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    Conversions of energy in general are considered first, with emphasis on schemes appropriate for energy conversion devices. For the purposes of this paper, the vast numbers of conversion possibilities are restricted to solid-state devices. The direct coupling between heat and electricity is singled out for more detailed discussion of a useful figure of merit. The present state of the thermoelectric... View full abstract»

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  • Science and engineering education: Europe--U.S.A.

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):110 - 116
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    A definition of basic philosophy for our future education is given, and the implications with regard to our future teaching system are analyzed. Then the European primary and secondary education, and automatic selection in the precollege year are discussed. The teaching system in a European engineering school is explained, and a discussion of the main results of the 1957 International Conference o... View full abstract»

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  • General System Theory

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s): 63
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    General system theory or, more simply, system theory is essentially a body of abstract concepts and mathematical techniques which can be applied to analysis and design of a wide variety of physical systems. This paper presents a brief exposition of some of the basic concepts of system theory and sketches its principal problems and techniques. The discussion centers on the notion of state and state... View full abstract»

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  • The Umanities in an Age of Science

    Publication Year: 1961, Page(s):118 - 126
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    Many persons today question the meaningfulness of the traditional formulations of some of the basic questions which have been asked in the humanities, and also the validity of the introspective means by which answers have been sought. These challengers often appear to have behind them the great weight of the scientific progress of recent centuries. The basic issue on which the behavioral scientist... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated Circuits and Microminiaturization

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):141 - 144
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    The meanings of the words microcircuits, molecular electronics, integrated circuits, and functional devices are examined with the conclusions that, as generally used, the only sensible definitions are as follows: a microcircuit is one in which connections are made between circuit elements on a microscopic scale. Molecular electronics, integrated circuits, and functional devices all have essentiall... View full abstract»

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  • A General Course in Traveling Waves

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):15 - 19
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    Traveling waves must be considered whenever the time for a disturbance to propagate from one place to another is important. A course with this as its theme has been developed to replace the usual course in transmission lines or distributed constant circuits. Emphasis is placed on the transmission line as a teaching vehicle, but plane waves in space; vibrating strings and membranes; acoustic waves ... View full abstract»

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  • A Unified Procedure for Deriving the Differential Equations of Electrical and Mechanical Systems

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):18 - 26
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    Based on energy considerations, it is possible to obtain the differential equations of motion of any physical system. A statement of equilibrium involving operations on energy functions is the Lagrange equation d / OT a7' D aOV dt (aq,) -aq aq + aq. Providing that the kinetic energy T, potential energy V, and dissipation function D can be written, the differential equations of the system are obtai... View full abstract»

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  • System theory

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):61 - 63
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    I have attempted to call attention to what is perhaps the weakest link in system theory, namely, the process of making measurements which yield the numbers that serve as the inputs to the mathematical theory. I have called attention to Dirac's notation because quantum mechanics, in which this notation was first used, is very much concerned with the measurement process and the notions of linear ope... View full abstract»

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  • The Use of an Automatic Computer System in Teachin

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):156 - 167
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    PLATO II is an automatic teaching device designed to teach a number of students concurrently, but independently, by means of a single, central, high-speed computer. Only two student sites have been constructed thus far, but, in principal, the number of students that can be taught by PLATO II is limited only by the capacity and speed of the central computer. The power of such a computer-based teach... View full abstract»

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  • Linear Graph Theory-A Fundamental Engineering Discipline

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):42 - 49
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    Current techniques for formulating the mathematical characteristics of physical systems vary greatly from one type to another (mechanical, electrical, thermal, etc.). Of these techniques, those used in electrical network analysis have proven to be the more orderly and generally applicable as evidenced by repeated efforts on the part of the system analyst to establish first an electrical analog of ... View full abstract»

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  • The Time Is Now

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):2 - 6
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    To supply our economy with the professional man-power it must have to meet the political, economic, and military challenges of the Soviet Union and to harvest for the benefit of all people the tremendous potential of the scientific age, America must provide an education that will permit all young people to realize their full potential for mental and intellectual development. These are challenges t... View full abstract»

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  • Role of the Laboratory in Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):23 - 27
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  • Understanding, Mathematics, and Scientific Education

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):85 - 88
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    The purpose of this paper is to state what the author believes is a good way to develop the powers of understanding of talented college science students. After making a careful and somewhat novel distinction between knowledge and understanding, the paper closely defines the main problem in terms of the new interpretation of "understanding." A short discussion follows which concludes that what is n... View full abstract»

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  • A Simple Treatment of the Superregenerative Oscillator Used to Detect Conductance Changes

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):184 - 186
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    This article presents a treatment of the problem of the superregenerative oscillator used to detect changes in the equivalent conductance of the coil of its resonant circuit. It is shown that if the conductance changes occur at a rate much less than the quenching frequency of the oscillator, and a rectangular quench waveform is employed, it is possible to obtain an expression relating the factors ... View full abstract»

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  • The Place of Languages in Scientific Education

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):90 - 91
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    Some of the weaknesses of the old method of handling the language requirements for Ph.D. candidates are pointed out. It is maintained that a considerable waste of time was involved and that the requirement was not satisfactory to all concerned. The author supports the proposal that a good training in one language is preferable. View full abstract»

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  • Queue Theory

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):99 - 105
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  • The Pros and Cons of Graduate Students Working Part-Time in Industry

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):78 - 81
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    To provide a method for graduate engineers to acquire advanced degrees, some industrial organizations have instituted a part-time employee program. The difficulties encountered by an industry, an employee and an educational institution which have been involved in such a program are indicated in this paper. Suggestions are made, which should improve the benefits derived from such a program. Since p... View full abstract»

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  • Computers and Simulation in Systems Engineering

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):76 - 78
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  • Teaching Machines

    Publication Year: 1959, Page(s):14 - 22
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  • Operational Calculus without Transforms

    Publication Year: 1962, Page(s):175 - 180
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    An operational calculus is outlined that enables the determination of the response of any lumped circuit to a general waveform. It is based on elementary notions of operator algebra (sum, product, and inversion of operators) and is rigorously deducible. All processes are carried out in the time domain, no transform or complex-variable theory being needed. The operators turn out to correspond to su... View full abstract»

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  • Circuit Theory in a Unified Curriculum

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):84 - 88
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    Conventional circuit analysis courses are generally taught by electrical engineering instructors in a proprietary fashion. The underlying reasons for this state of affairs are history and utility; circuit theory was developed from a consideration of electric circuits and found its most important area of application there. Intrinsically, however, circuit theory is no more "electrical" than arithmet... View full abstract»

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  • Crisis in Engineering Education

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):54 - 61
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    It is contended that engineering education in the United States is and has always been backward and of low quality compared to that in other countries, particularly Russia. Consequent low quality raises serious questions regarding ability to compete with the Communist world. Historical reasons for low quality are scrutinized as created by personality factors, financial matters, university policies... View full abstract»

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  • Physical Electronics Underlying Junction Transistor Characteristics

    Publication Year: 1960, Page(s):116 - 127
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    In most transistors which are useful to engineering, densities of electrons and holes are low enough so that random energies have the classical Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution. Also, the customary large ratios of majority-to-minority carrier densities result in majority-carrier flow occurring in response to electric gradients, and minority-carrier flow by diffusion due to concentration gradients. S... View full abstract»

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This Transactions ceased production on 1963. The current retitled publication is IEEE Transactions on Education.

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