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Issue 1 • March 1968

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Education Group

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): c2
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  • University Education in Electronics in the United Kingdom

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):1 - 10
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    Although the overall aims of university engineering education in the U. S. A. and the U. K. are broadly similar, the means of achieving these aims in the two countries are rather different. This paper discusses teaching methods and philosophies in the Department of Electronics at the University of Southampton and compares them with attitudes in the U. S. A. First, high-school curricula in the U. K... View full abstract»

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  • Role of the Generalized Methods of Mechanics in Electrical Engineering

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):10 - 12
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    A sound foundation in generalized mechanics is an important element in broadly based electrical engineering curricula. It is suggested that neglect of this basic subject is frequently evidenced by incorrect or ineffective use of the methods of generalized mechanics in the solution of electrical engineering problems. Application of the principle of virtual work to the problem of the equilibrium for... View full abstract»

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  • Photoconductivity an Instructive Exercise in Semiconductor Theory

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):12 - 18
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    An elementary discussion of photoconductivity is proposed to be a suitable addition to instruction on basic semiconductor theory. A discussion designed for junior electrical engineering students is presented in which photoconductivity is defined and both qualitative and elementary quantitative descriptions are given. A brief look is taken at the energy band structure and impurity levels in germani... View full abstract»

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  • An Educational Tool for Use in the Introduction of Digital Computing

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):19 - 24
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    A useful tool for introducing students to certain fundamentals of digital computation is a hypothetical, simplified digital computer. Such a computer is described, as well as the actual simulation of the hypothetical computer on a physical machine. Additional educational aids are introduced. View full abstract»

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  • Unipolar Transistors: Some Aspects Related to Their Inclusion in Electronics Curricula

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):25 - 33
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    Some considerations related to including material on unipolar transistors in electronics curricula are presented. Techniques for estimating the ultimate capabilities of the unipolar transistor and a simple method for deriving circuit models are described. Important aspects of the processing are treated, and the speed and gain capabilities of unipolar and bipolar transistors are compared in terms o... View full abstract»

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  • A Digital Computer Approach to the Grading and Critique of Problem Assignments

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):33 - 36
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    The use of a digital computer to improve the communication between a teacher and his students is discussed. Specifically, a program is described which can provide effective grading and critique of problem assignments and tests. The program is designed for the "batch-processing" type of computer operation. View full abstract»

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  • An Experiment with Pretesting of Programmed Texts

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):37 - 41
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    Since only one mistake in programmed instruction can completely upset the leaming process, pretesting of programs is essential. A low-cost method for such pretesting is presented. The time to finish a frame by answering a question is measured and recorded, as well as whether the answer is right or wrong. An additional feedback about unclear situations is provided by a "don't know" response which i... View full abstract»

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  • A Digital Systems Project Laboratory

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):41 - 43
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    In the past two years a Digital Systems Project Laboratory has been developed within the Department of Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The major objective is to allow the student to acquire a working knowledge of digital systems early in his undergraduate career. The emphasis is experimental, but about one-third of the semester is devoted to classroom activities. T... View full abstract»

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  • Some Experiments on Linear System Response

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):44 - 50
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    Simple experiments on systems and analogs enable engineering students to realize the relationship between mathematical analysis and the physical behavior of linear systems. Suitably chosen studies, in increasing degrees of complexity, show how simple apparatus is used to present linear system theory in the laboratory. View full abstract»

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  • The Circle Diagram as a Teaching Tool

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):50 - 56
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    In today's electrical engineering curriculum, the use of the circle diagram as a teaching and analytical tool is all but forgotten. It has been neglected by the majority of recent textbooks on electromagnetic devices and electric circuits. Yet there are electrical devices whose behavior can easily be understood and analyzed by the use of circle diagrams. In fact, in some cases the use of circle di... View full abstract»

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  • Conversion of an Arbitrary Nonsource Node into a Source Node in the Signal-Flow Graph

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):57 - 59
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    Signal-flow graph technique is one of the most versatile methods in the modem analysis of linear networks and systems. This technique was therefore incorporated into a senior course on linear circuits in a Canadian university. Students were, in general, fascinated by the easy manipulation of the variables of interest, but they tended to use Mason's formula even when it was not applicable, e.g., wh... View full abstract»

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  • An Introduction to Electromagnetic Surface Wave Propagation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):59 - 61
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    The problem of radiation of a surface wave by an elemental vertical electric dipole on an impedance plane is formulated in terms of a surface integral. This integral is solved approximately in one dimension, while integration with respect to the second dimension is achieved through Laplace transform methods. The result is the same as that obtained through the classical formulation using a spectrum... View full abstract»

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  • Some Classroom Thoughts on Third-Order Resistance Network Realizations

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):61 - 63
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    Several simplifications in the current realization methods for third-order paramount matrices are presented, based on classroom experiences in the teaching of resistance network synthesis. View full abstract»

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  • A Numerical Approach to the Relating of Physical Quantities and Dimensional Analysis

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):63 - 65
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    The basic concepts are discussed which underlie the development of a commercially available slide rule designed to perform dimensional operations. The concept and the slide rule are readily learned aids for teaching and emphasizing the importance and techniques of dimensional analysis. The basis for the device is the relating of physical quantities by numerical values, resulting from a considerati... View full abstract»

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  • Properties of Symmetrical Networks

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):65 - 66
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    A simple approach to the classroom presentation of symmetrical networks is discussed. This approach offers a better understanding of the properties of general symmetrical networks, with or without crossed middle terminals, without restorting to ideal transformers. View full abstract»

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  • Further Realizations of Rational Numbers

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):66 - 67
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    A proper fraction A/B is written as a finite or infinite sum of fractions whose denominators, or numerators, are prescribed. The results yield resistive realizations for A/B. View full abstract»

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  • A Note on Symbolic Matrix Inversion

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):67 - 69
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    The existing symbolic method for the partial inversion of coefficient matrices in a system of linear equations does not cover all possible cases. The method is extended here to include the missing cases, and some classroom simplifications of the original manipulation rules are introduced. View full abstract»

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  • An Equivalent Circuit for the Salient-Pole Synchronous Machine

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):69 - 72
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    A time-phasor diagram is generally used to display amplitude and phase relationships between currents and voltages existing in an electrical network. However, although the simple equivalent circuit corresponding to steady-state operation of the round rotor synchronous machine and its associated phasor diagram are very familiar, the phasor diagram of the salient-pole machine is presented in many un... View full abstract»

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  • An Algorithm for the Lowpass to Bandpass Transformation

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):72 - 73
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    An algorithm is described which is used to determine the coefficients of the denominator polynomial of a bandpass network function. The polynomial is related to the denominator polynomial of a lowpass function by the lowpass to bandpass transformation. The algorithm is readily implemented on the digital computer. View full abstract»

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  • Frequency Response Displayed in Real Time

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):73 - 74
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    For the purpose of classroom and laboratory demonstration of linear system frequency response, the technique of applying a sinusoid of linearly varying frequency is especially dynamic. Here the restrictions on frequency sweep rate and observation time for which the envelope of the output signal is the system frequency response are clearly developed. It is shown that for such restrictions the outpu... View full abstract»

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  • On the Realization of Right-Half Plane Transmission Zeros

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):74 - 75
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    A method is given of modifying a number of passive two-port networks so that they all realize their respective specified short-circuit transfer admittances within the same constant multiplier without affecting their short-circuit driving point admittances. This technique is useful in the realization of right-half plane transmission zeros of a specified open-circuit voltage transfer function wherei... View full abstract»

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  • Education for Electric Power Engineering

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s):75 - 76
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    This invited paper was presented at the Second Panamerican Congress of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. A one-year graduate program in electric power engineering has been in operation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute since the fall of 1962; it has been quite successful, with the number of participating students increasing tenfold in this five-year period, from three students in 1962 to th... View full abstract»

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  • "Correction to choosing the limits on the convolution integral"

    Publication Year: 1968, Page(s): 76
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    Corrections are made to Table I, the response for Case 2 and in Case 4 the region for the last integral in the above-named work (ibid., vol. E-10, pp. 45-47, March 1967). View full abstract»

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