Improve learning efficiency by using computers for junior level electrical engineering courses

George G. Karady, K. A. Nigim

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Abstract

The paper presents a problem solving teaching method that uses personal computer based calculation software to introduce the practical use of engineering theories. The method permits students to study parameter and variables effects of an engineering case without writing complicated computer programs. The students enhance problem-solving abilities with the minimum requirements of programming skills as the course proceeds. The use of general-purpose mathematical software GPMS as a teaching aid tool provides high flexibility for educators. Good handling of the built-in functions of GPMS minimizes the vigorous and labor systemic manual solution of equations. The paper presents the experience gained in conducting energy conversion course at ASU department of engineering with interactively integrating GPMS within the computer laboratory environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Pages5661-5671
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 27 2001

Other

Other2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors
CountryUnited States
CityAlbuquerque, NM
Period6/24/016/27/01

Keywords

  • Computer application
  • Electric circuit
  • Energy conversions
  • Teaching

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Karady, G. G., & Nigim, K. A. (2001). Improve learning efficiency by using computers for junior level electrical engineering courses. In ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings (pp. 5661-5671)