Automated problem and solution generation software for computer-aided instruction in elementary linear circuit analysis

Charles David Whitlatch, Qiao Wang, Brian Skromme

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Abstract

Initial progress is described on the development of a software engine capable of generating and solving textbook-like problems of randomly selected topologies and element values that are suitable for use in courses on elementary linear circuit analysis. The circuit generation algorithms are discussed in detail, including the criteria that define an "acceptable" circuit of the type typically used for this purpose. The operation of the working prototype is illustrated, showing automated problem generation, node and mesh analysis, and combination of series and parallel elements. Various graphical features are available to support student understanding, and an interactive exercise in identifying series and parallel elements is provided. When fully developed this engine will be incorporated into a tutorial system designed to supplement conventional instructional approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
ISBN (Print)9780878232413
StatePublished - 2012
Event119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2012Jun 13 2012

Other

Other119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period6/10/126/13/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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