Antenna theory education tool using an interactive and movie-based electronic book

Jaume Anguera, Carlos Subías, Daniel Pérez, Arnau Cabedo, Vanessa Jordan, Juan J. Sorlí, Xavier Carroza, Albert Miquel, Antonio Pérez, David Badia, Jordi Margalef, Lluís Vicent

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A virtual tool (electronic book) for antenna theory and electromagnetic propagation is presented. A variety of radiation and electromagnetic problems ranging from linear antennas to arrays, radiation in time domain, microstrip antennas, smart antennas, and reflectors can be simulated. The material is useful both at undergraduate and graduate engineering courses. The education tool uses a user-friendly interface thanks to Mathcad® software package which has been used to develop the electronic book. Moreover, navigation throughout the book follows the same rules used by internet users, therefore, no extra knowledge have to be introduced on how to use the present tool. Besides the user-friendly interface, the book also features visualization capabilities, 3D representations and videos, which play a significant role in teaching. The electronic book comes with several exercise sections having twofold objectives: first, students can check their own progress, and second, data from such exercises is provided to professor/mentor. This data is extremely useful to determine whether a given section can be considered completely understood or some extra emphasize needs to be done. AU the material presented in the book can be complemented by extra peer review scientific papers given at the end of each section, most of them can be downloaded (obviously, depending on the contract between university and editorial). The book has been tested using objective data resulting in good acceptance.

Idioma originalAnglès
Títol de la publicació37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - 2007
Esdeveniment37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Durada: 10 d’oct. 200713 d’oct. 2007

Sèrie de publicacions

NomProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (imprès)1539-4565


Conferència37th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
País/TerritoriUnited States
CiutatMilwaukee, WI


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