Projects in an engineering curriculum can be divided into 3 types, depending on their emphasis: research, invention, and design.Each of these project types emphasizes a different set of skills and disciplines. Any rich project will involve a combination of these 3 categories to varying degrees, but there is usually one dominant project theme that often classifies it as one or the other. The Research-Invention-Design (RID) categories could then best be summarized by the Venn diagram (left). [Read more…]
I have taught nearly 1500 students since I started at Georgia Tech in 2003. In that time, I have delivered (generously) about 7 solid years of “watch time” to engineering students physically in the classroom. In the 5 year existence of my YouTube channel of electromagnetics lectures, the lectures have generated nearly 8 years of total watch time. These are just low-quality recordings of niche topics with virtually zero production value.
As one of my colleagues said, “If you don’t flip your classroom, the students will do it for you.” This all underscores a huge demand for low-cost technical lectures on the internet. For my money, the best electromagnetic video collections are the “bite-sized” topical lectures of Prof. Cynthia Furse at University of Utah.
This lecture explores the fundamental parameters of a transmission line, introducing the telegrapher’s equations.
I had fantastic electrical engineering teachers at Virginia Tech (my alma mater for BSEE, MSEE, and PhD). However, I consciously constructed this Georgia Tech lecture thinking, “This is the way I wish I had been taught Phasors.”