WIT Press


Signal Processing With Mathematica: Active Learning In The Engineering Classroom

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/IMS970361

Volume

15

Pages

9

Published

1997

Size

1,054 kb

Author(s)

M. Jankowski

Abstract

In many of the foundational courses in the electrical engineering discipline, a student's lack of adequate mathematical skills is one of the primary barriers to effective learning, and ultimately, successful completion of degree requirements. To compound the problem, the courses are frequently taught using the traditional lecture format. In a number of electrical engineering courses, we have embarked on an experiment to improve learning and deepen understanding of the subject matter by: (i) facilitating active learning, (ii) breaking with the traditional lecture format and (iii) making mathematics more accessible to the students. Classes are held in a computer equipped classroom with on-line access to Mathematica. In these sessions, the traditional lecture is frequently replaced by an instructor supervised independent

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