Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-learning, E-assessment and Education

Author: Magued Iskander

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140208739X

Category: Computers

Page: 601

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Innovative Techniques in Instruction Technology, E-Learning, E-Assessment and Education is a collection of world-class paper articles addressing the following topics: (1) E-Learning including development of courses and systems for technical and liberal studies programs; online laboratories; intelligent testing using fuzzy logic; evaluation of on line courses in comparison to traditional courses; mediation in virtual environments; and methods for speaker verification. (2) Instruction Technology including internet textbooks; pedagogy-oriented markup languages; graphic design possibilities; open source classroom management software; automatic email response systems; tablet-pcs; personalization using web mining technology; intelligent digital chalkboards; virtual room concepts for cooperative scientific work; and network technologies, management, and architecture. (3) Science and Engineering Research Assessment Methods including assessment of K-12 and university level programs; adaptive assessments; auto assessments; assessment of virtual environments and e-learning. (4) Engineering and Technical Education including cap stone and case study course design; virtual laboratories; bioinformatics; robotics; metallurgy; building information modeling; statistical mechanics; thermodynamics; information technology; occupational stress and stress prevention; web enhanced courses; and promoting engineering careers. (5) Pedagogy including benchmarking; group-learning; active learning; teaching of multiple subjects together; ontology; and knowledge representation. (6) Issues in K-12 Education including 3D virtual learning environment for children; e-learning tools for children; game playing and systems thinking; and tools to learn how to write foreign languages.
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New Trends in Networking, Computing, E-learning, Systems Sciences, and Engineering

Author: Khaled Elleithy,Tarek Sobh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319067648

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 635

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This book includes a set of rigorously reviewed world-class manuscripts addressing and detailing state-of-the-art research projects in the areas of Computer Science, Informatics, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering. It includes selected papers form the conference proceedings of the Ninth International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering (CISSE 2013). Coverage includes topics in: Industrial Electronics, Technology & Automation, Telecommunications and Networking, Systems, Computing Sciences and Software Engineering, Engineering Education, Instructional Technology, Assessment, and E-learning. • Provides the latest in a series of books growing out of the International Joint Conferences on Computer, Information, and Systems Sciences, and Engineering; • Includes chapters in the most advanced areas of Computing, Informatics, Systems Sciences, and Engineering; • Accessible to a wide range of readership, including professors, researchers, practitioners and students.
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Maintenance and Safety of Aging Infrastructure

Structures and Infrastructures Book Series

Author: Dan Frangopol,Yiannis Tsompanakis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203386280

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 746

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This book presents the latest research findings in the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure. The invited contributions provide an overview of the use of advanced computational and/or experimental techniques in damage and vulnerability assessment as well as maintenance and retrofitting of aging structures and infrastructures such as buildings, bridges, lifelines and ships. Cost-efficient maintenance and management of civil infrastructure requires balanced consideration of both structural performance and the total cost accrued over the entire life-cycle considering uncertainties. In this context, major topics treated in this book include aging structures, climate adaptation, climate change, corrosion, cost, damage assessment, decision making, extreme events, fatigue life, hazards, hazard mitigation, inspection, life-cycle performance, maintenance, management, NDT methods, optimization, redundancy, reliability, repair, retrofit, risk, robustness, resilience, safety, stochastic control, structural health monitoring, sustainability, uncertainties and vulnerability. Applications include bridges, buildings, dams, marine structures, pavements, power distribution poles, offshore platforms, stadiums and transportation networks. This up-to-date overview of the field of maintenance and safety of aging infrastructure makes this book a must-have reference work for those involved with structures and infrastructures, including students, researchers and practitioners.
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Signals and Systems

Author: A. ANAND KUMAR

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120348400

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1044

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The Third Edition of this well-received text continues to provide coherent and comprehensive coverage of signals and systems. It is designed for undergraduate students of electronics and communication engineering, telecommunication engineering, electronics and instrumentation engineering, and electrical and electronics engineering. The book will also be useful to AMIE and IETE students. Written with student-centred, pedagogically driven approach, the text provides a self-contained introduction to the theory of signals and systems. This book looks at the concepts of systems, and also examines signals and the way that signals interact with physical systems. It covers topics ranging from basic signals and systems to signal analysis, properties of continuous-time Fourier transforms including Fourier transforms of standard signals, signal transmission through linear systems, relation between convolution and correlation of signals, sampling theorems and techniques, and transform analysis of LTI systems. All the solved and unsolved problems in this book are designed to illustrate the topics in a clear way. New to This Edition MATLAB Programs at the end of each chapter Key Features • Numerous worked-out examples in each chapter • Short questions with answers help students to prepare for examinations • Objective type questions and unsolved problems at the end of each chapter to test the level of understanding of the subject.
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Internet of Vehicles - Safe and Intelligent Mobility

Second International Conference, IOV 2015, Chengdu, China, December 19-21, 2015, Proceedings

Author: Ching-Hsien Hsu,Xia Feng,Xingang Liu,Shangguang Wang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319272934

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the SecondInternational Conference on Internet of Vehicles, IOV 2015, held inChengdu, China, in December 2015. The 40 full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from128 submissions. They focus on the following topics: IOV architectures andapplications; intelligent mobility; V2V and M2M communications; and modeling and simulations.
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Smart Antennas with MATLAB, Second Edition

Principles and Applications in Wireless Communication

Author: Frank Gross

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071824944

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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The most complete, current guide to smart antenna design and performance Featuring new coverage of reconfigurable antennas, vector antennas, and direction-finding antennas, this up-to-date resource offers a rigorous review of the basic electromagnetic principles that drive smart antenna design and deployment. Case studies and worked examples using MATLAB are provided. End-of-chapter assignments reinforce the concepts presented. Thoroughly revised to reflect recent developments and the latest technologies, this is a comprehensive reference for all professionals, students, and researchers in the field of smart antennas. Smart Antennas with MATLAB, Second Edition, covers: Fundamentals of electromagnetic fields Antenna fundamentals Array fundamentals Principles of random variables and processes Propagation channel characteristics Angle-of-arrival estimation Smart antennas Direction finding Electromagnetic vector sensors Smart antenna design and optimization
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DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING

Author: A. ANAND KUMAR

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 8120350715

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 984

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The second edition of this well received text continues to provide coherent and comprehensive coverage of digital signal processing. It is designed for undergraduate students of Electronics and Communication engineering, Telecommunication engineering, Electronics and Instrumentation engineering, Electrical and Electronics engineering, Electronics and Computers engineering, Biomedical engineering and Medical Electronics engineering. This book will also be useful to AMIE and IETE students. Written with student-centred, pedagogically-driven approach, the text provides a self-contained introduction to the theory of digital signal processing. It covers topics ranging from basic discrete-time signals and systems, discrete convolution and correlation, Z-transform and its applications, realization of discrete-time systems, discrete-time Fourier transform, discrete Fourier series, discrete Fourier transform to fast Fourier transform. In addition to this, various design techniques for design of IIR and FIR filters are discussed. Multi-rate digital signal processing and introduction to digital signal processors and finite word length effects on digital filters are also covered. All the solved and unsolved problems in this book are designed to illustrate the topics in a clear way. MATLAB programs and the results for typical examples are also included at the end of chapters for the benefit of the students. New to This Edition A chapter on Finite Word Length Effects in Digital Filters Key Features • Numerous worked-out examples in each chapter • Short questions with answers help students to prepare for examinations and interviews • Fill in the blanks, review questions, objective type questions and unsolved problems at the end of each chapter to test the level of understanding of the subject
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Digital Filters and Signal Processing in Electronic Engineering

Theory, Applications, Architecture, Code

Author: S M Bozic,R J Chance

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0857099744

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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From industrial and teaching experience the authors provide a blend of theory and practice of digital signal processing (DSP) for advanced undergraduate and post-graduate engineers reading electronics. This fast-moving, developing area is driven by the information technology revolution. It is a source book in research and development for embedded system design engineers, designers in real-time computing, and applied mathematicians who apph DSP techniques in telecommunications, aerospace (control systems), satellite communications, instrumentation, and medical technology (ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging). The book is particularly useful at the hardware end of DSP, with its emphasis on practical I)SP devices and the integration of basic processes with appropriate software. It is unique to find in one volume the implementation of the equations as algorithms, not only in \IATLAB but right up to a working DSP-based scheme. Other relevant architectural features include number representations, multiply-accumulate, special addressing modes, zero overhead iteration schemes. and single and multiple nlicroprocessors which will allow the readers to compare and understand both current processors and future DSP developments. Fundamental signal processing procedures are introduced and developed: also convolution. correlation, the Discrete Fourier Transform and its fast computation algorithms. Then follo finite impulse response (FIR) filters, infinite impulse response (IlR) filters, multirate filters, adaptive filters, and topics from communication and control. I)esign examples are given in all of these cases, taken through an algorithm testing stage using MATLAB. The design of the latter. using C language models, is explained together with the experimental results of real time integer implementations. Academic prerequisites are first and second year university mathematics, an introductor knowledge of circuit theor ‘and microprocessors. and C Language. Provides an unusual blend of theory and practice of digital signal processing (DSP) Discusses fundamental signal processing procedures, convolution, correlation, the Discrete Fourier Transform and its fast computation algorithms Includes number representations, multiply-accumulate, special addressing modes, zero overhead iteration schemes, and single and multiple instructions
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