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Implementation of a Lab Section for Electricity and Magnetism with Transmission Lines

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2019 ASEE PNW Section Conference


Corvallis, Oregon

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March 20, 2019

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March 20, 2019

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March 22, 2019

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Eve Klopf Oregon Institute of Technology

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Aaron Scher Oregon Institute of Technology

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Department of Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy, Oregon Institute of Technology Abstract This paper focuses on the implementation of a laboratory section for an undergraduate course in engineering electromagnetics. This fall, both campuses of the Oregon Institute of Technology adopted a laboratory section for EE 341: Electricity & Magnetism with Transmission lines, a required class for all electrical engineering students. This paper will discuss the content of those labs, outline the challenges we faced when altering a well-established class to include a laboratory section, and discuss the outcomes that we have seen so far. Engineering electromagnetics is a required class within the majority of electrical engineering programs, yet the class is typically offered without a laboratory component. We have seen that including a laboratory component has positive effects like helping students better visualize and understand the concepts covered in this class. Given that electromagnetics is fundamental to modern technology, we believe a meaningful, hands-on experience in this area is crucial for the success of undergraduate electrical engineering students.

Klopf, E., & Scher, A. (2019, March), Implementation of a Lab Section for Electricity and Magnetism with Transmission Lines Paper presented at 2019 ASEE PNW Section Conference, Corvallis, Oregon.

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