Proceedings Frontiers in Education Conference

22-25 Oct. 1988

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  • Computer-based tutorial on microwave network analysis

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):135 - 141
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    A computer-controlled microwave vector network analyzer used in a microwave laboratory course is presented. After a description of the students' background and the equipment used, case study results are described for a group of students that participated in the computer-directed laboratory experiments. The system used can be considered as simply a program to control the network analysis system, wh... View full abstract»

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  • Making abstract engineering course content computer generated graphics and video tutorials: The development process

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):297 - 301
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    A description is given of the process involved in developing course materials to improve a course, nuclear engineering 405 (NE-405), in nuclear science and radiochemistry at Pennsylvania State University, College of Engineering. The five-stage course development process, including the required time and financial support, and the rationale for each stage of the process are discussed. The five stage... View full abstract»

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  • Educational communication system (EDUCOMM)-a training device

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):142 - 148
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    At the United States Air Force Academy, all electrical engineering majors are required to take a communications systems course and must complete four laboratory experiments. To enhance the understanding of difficult communication concepts, a training device, called an educational communication system (EDUCOMM), was developed. EDUCOMM is a system box within which are many stand-alone signal-process... View full abstract»

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  • Digital control workstation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):71 - 75
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    The digital control lessons and workstation used in the automatic controls course for electrical engineering majors at the United States Military Academy are presented. These digital control lessons culminate with the conversion of a conventional control design for implementation by a digital system. The control system is a lead compensator for a servo trainer configured for position control. Stud... View full abstract»

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  • Using programmable logic devices in the digital electronics laboratory

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):389 - 393
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    A report is given of how programmable logic devices (PLDs) can be applied in custom logic designs using inexpensive software and programming hardware and be effectively integrated into a digital laboratory. Purdue University's Electrical Engineering Technology program requires a two-semester freshman sequence in digital fundamentals. The first course covers combinational logic circuits and the sec... View full abstract»

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  • Using computer spreadsheets in engineering and education

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):238 - 243
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    A Lotus 1-2-3 template worksheet that does calculations and gives the results in their common graphical forms is described for use in two areas of machine design: calculations using the Mohr circle and fatigue failure design. The purpose of these spreadsheet templates is to relieve the user of many of the tedious tasks required to solve design problems. In both templates the ease of performing cal... View full abstract»

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  • Student design projects using personal computers

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):302 - 306
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    An outline is given of a design-oriented course whose purpose is to involve students in the development of software tools implementing engineering and scientific computations using IBM personal computers. The goal of the course is to have the students develop software that can be used to improve the design content of other electrical engineering courses. An example is given of the use of the techn... View full abstract»

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  • Demonstration of digital circuit analysis in the classroom

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):407 - 411
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    Personal computer software presently used in a senior-level digital electronics design course is described. Dedicated computer solutions are written for classic circuits to decrease the solution time and provide an interactive program operation. In this way, various design choices are explored in real time during the classroom lecture and the dependence of the circuit performance upon component va... View full abstract»

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  • The adaptation and introduction of Hewlett Packard's Teamwork into a microprocessor-based digital systems laboratory

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):255 - 259
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    Hewlett Packard Teamwork is a computer-aided software engineering package which contains many features which make it adaptable to a mixed hardware/software design approach such as that used in microprocessor-based design. The modifications needed for such a mixed hardware-software design approach and its subsequent introduction into the microprocessor-based digital systems design laboratory at the... View full abstract»

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  • Robotics education for engineering and computer science students in the University of Michigan-Dearborn

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):65 - 69
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    The course objectives, contents, laboratory facilities, student projects, and experience gained in teaching are described for an industrial robotics course, a three-credit junior-level undergraduate elective course. The course objectives are directed towards introducing students to the basics of industrial robots with the following emphasis: the historical development of industrial robots and thei... View full abstract»

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  • Lies, damn lies and statistics . . .: the use and abuse of business graphics

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):363 - 367
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    After a brief review of the history of graphing data for analysis the authors give a general overview of business graphics. It is noted how, on microcomputers, business graphics programs have evolved through three distinct generations and are presently entering a fourth. First-generation graphing programs tended to be single-purpose and produced dot-matrix results. Second-generation graphing featu... View full abstract»

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  • Laboratory in linear integrated circuits: what should technology student learn?

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):384 - 388
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    A laboratory experiment is presented for applying an op-amp-based integrator and level detecting circuit in waveform generation. Students construct the circuits, review the integration calculus characterizing the circuits and observe the slew rate and limitations for several different op-amps. An explanation is given of how this experiment: (a) supports the classroom-taught theory; (b) allows for ... View full abstract»

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  • Spreadsheet electromagnetics

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):234 - 237
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    A discussion is presented of the use of spreadsheet personnel computer programs in solving two- and three-dimensional potential problems and other complex problems for homework as part of an electromagnetics course. Solutions to the Laplace equation using the finite-difference method are noted. Accuracy problems due to over-relaxation in three-dimensional problems are also considered View full abstract»

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  • CAI software for electronic circuit analysis and experiments

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):130 - 134
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    Computer-aided instruction (CAI) software that effectively supports fundamental exercises in circuit analysis and laboratory experiments is described. The CAI software improves the teaching of circuit analysis through simulations of electronic circuit experiments. Electronic measuring instruments are displayed on the computer screen and students `operate' these measuring instruments to measure vol... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating a personal computer requirement in a technical and liberal arts environment

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):497 - 500
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    A review is presented of recent work on understanding the educational and social significance of computers in campus life. Emphasis is placed on a study investigating precollege computer ownership as potentially relevant to the formation of attitudes toward computing. A common set of survey items developed by the Stevens Institute of Technology and Drew University faculties were administered to fr... View full abstract»

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  • Industrial involvement in undergraduate research: online determination of thermal properties of food materials

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):210 - 214
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    A description is given of an undergraduate research project, developed with the aid of an engineer in industry, involving the determination of thermal properties of several food materials. The objective was to instruct chemical engineering students at the sophomore level in research methodology. The students would determine the heat capacities and thermal conductivities of cocoa powder, whole milk... View full abstract»

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  • Computer animation of time domain problems: the key to understanding

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):157 - 165
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    The authors discuss the philosophy and applications of computer-graphic animation of time domain problems with emphasis on electromagnetic problems involving Maxwell equations. Topics covered include the representation of both scalar and vector information as well as a brief summary of animation techniques. Examples of computer animations of electrodynamics problems are considered View full abstract»

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  • An interdisciplinary laboratory experiment for circuit analysis

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):399 - 406
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    Computer-aided hardware education at Esslingen Polytechnics is described. The connection between lectures, computer-aided analysis, manual calculation, measurement, and laboratory work to give the students the necessary knowledge and understanding for hardware circuit design is shown View full abstract»

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  • APAP: a computer-based tool for analyzing data flow in arithmetic pipelines

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):250 - 254
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    The arithmetic pipeline analysis package (APAP), an interactive PC-based software package for simulating data flow within an arithmetic pipeline, is described. The package is designed for use by undergraduate and graduate students with background in computer architecture and parallel processing. It allows the student to design hardware and analyze its functionality without building the circuit. In... View full abstract»

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  • A new approach for teaching computer engineering laboratory using PLDS2

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):266 - 278
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    A brief overview of a development system, the Altera PLDS2 (programmable logic development system), is presented. The use of the PLDS2 in a laboratory course for digital logic design is reported to have made it possible for students to choose between TTL and CMOS-based EPLDs on the basis of cost effectiveness. The Altera PLDS2 is a complete hardware and software development system that enables the... View full abstract»

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  • The maintenance of efficient service in an extended local area network: experience with the *WATSTAR/pc system

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):42 - 46
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    The *WATSTAR/pc system is an educational local area network (LAN) that has been developed and used for engineering education. Some of the user and management facilities and features that contribute to network efficiency are described and discussed. Features covered are: the control of excess printing for reducing costs; the account manager and list manager that allow a group computing structure (i... View full abstract»

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  • Local area network selection criteria for undergraduate laboratory implementation

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):31 - 35
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    A list is presented of fourteen important parameters to consider when selecting a local area network (LAN) for a LAN laboratory course. The parameters described are: LAN technology, LAN features, operation and use, network expandability, compatibility, obsolescence, administration, technical support, security, reliability, cost, installation, physical layout, and support equipment. The relative im... View full abstract»

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  • A strategy for resolving the conflict between rapidly emerging technologies and slowly changing curricula

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):98 - 104
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    The strategy proposed would require the reduction of the amount of technical specialization in undergraduate engineering curricula. The foreclosure of narrow technical specialties beyond basics would leave fewer majors programs at the BS level in larger engineering schools and perhaps would lead smaller schools to offer only a basic single degree in engineering. The slots gained in the curricular ... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching IC design, layout, and testing through a university-industry cooperative venture

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):330 - 337
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    Students and faculty at Georgia Tech design, simulate, layout, and design-rule-check CMOS integrated circuits for fabrication at Harris Corp.. Circuits designed in this way become part of a multiproject chip. Harris engineers also design-rule-check all circuits, fabricate the ICs, and return wafers to Georgia Tech. Students test circuits both at the wafer level and at the package level after dicin... View full abstract»

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  • Stimulating students in the information processing field

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):358 - 362
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    The Japanese national examination system for young people aspiring to become information processing engineers is described. It is argued that this examination system, which sets out objectives and goal levels, provides the students with an incentive to study. Students are motivated to take the exam because if they pass, they are assured of a job in the software field. It is noted by way of example... View full abstract»

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