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Author Herbst, L.J.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©1989
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Education ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Abstract A philosophy of the teaching of engineering courses is presented which places synthesis before analysis. With this approach, the first step is to take an overview of the subject matter in the light of the past, present, and projected applications. Typically the hierarchical top-down approach will consider all the various alternatives of engineering design, contrasted with the particular design technique being taught. Alternatively, if all the possible variants are within the curriculum, there will be a critical comparison of them all. Production, manufacturing, reliability, and economics all form part of this overview. The weight given to these aspects will depend on the subject itself. The initial synthesis is then followed by appropriate analysis. The careful choice of the material on synthesis will have given the lecturer, in his preparation, firm ideas of the analytical treatment required and the depth to which it should be pursued. As examples of this approach, digital IC logic and interconnects in VLSI are presented.<<ETX>>
Description Author affiliation: Teesside Polytech., Cleveland, OH, USA (Herbst, L.J.)
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1989-10-15
Publisher Place USA
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
Size (in Bytes) 300.73 kB
Page Count 4
Starting Page 343
Ending Page 346

Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library