June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Computers in Education
22.1589.1 - 22.1589.7
Use of Computers in the instruction of EM Propagation in the ClassroomAbstractTransmission of information is the basis for all societal activities and is the basis ofcommunication all over the world and through space. Its importance in day to day activitiescannot be overstated. Progress in human activities has been possible largely because ofprogress in the transmission of information. The explosion of information transmission in theinformation age has necessitated the use of wider bandwidths for different applications andthis is conveniently accommodated in the radio frequency range.Information transmission systems can be broadly categorized into two groups, wired andwireless. Even though wired transmission form a part of all communications equipment,wireless applications support a wide variety of communications systems both on land, acrossthe oceans and through space. Antennas form a necessary component for wireless systems forboth transmission and reception of information and therefore students need to have a goodpractical understanding of antennas just as they learn the theory, and they need to appreciatehow practical results conform to theory. The computer can be used to facilitate this process inthe learning environment. The versatility of the computer enables different types of antennameasurements to be made, and various parameters to be determined. This paper discusses theusefulness of computers in antennas laboratory exercises in a Telecommunications course.
Ofosu, W. K. (2011, June), Use of Computers in the instruction of EM Propagation in the Classroom Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18439
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