ERIC Number: ED035287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jul-10
Reference Count: N/A
Computer-aided Instructional System for Transmission Line Simulation.
Reinhard, Erwin A.; Roth, Charles H., Jr.
A computer-aided instructional system has been developed which utilizes dynamic computer-controlled graphic displays and which requires student interaction with a computer simulation in an instructional mode. A numerical scheme has been developed for digital simulation of a uniform, distortionless transmission line with resistive terminations and arbitrary voltage sources at either or both ends of the line. The numerical transient and steady-state solution is independent of the number of spatial increments used to simulate the transmission line. The numerical solution provides data for an on-line CRT display unit which permits visual observation of the space-time dynamic behavior of the voltage and current waves. A computer-controlled audio tape recorder, a special keyboard, and special software for dynamic scope displays and for lesson programing have been developed as part of the instructional system. This system permits student interactions with a computer programed lesson and associated laboratory stimulations to create learning experiences which cannot be duplicated in the classroom or laboratory. (Author)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computers, Constructed Response, Display Systems, Educational Technology, Feedback, Input Output Devices, Intermode Differences, Program Design, Programed Instruction, Programed Instructional Materials, Programing, Simulation, Teaching Machines
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-676 278, MF $.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA. Directorate of Information Science.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Electronics Research Center.