Accession Number : AD0640681

Title :   COMPUTER-AIDED TEACHING OF DYNAMIC SYSTEM BEHAVIOR,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE ENGINEERING PROJECTS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Rosenberg,Ronald C.

Report Date : NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : A Dynamic Systems Laboratory based on a time-shared digital computer is described. The laboratory simulates the time domain behavior of linear, lumped-parameter passive and active dynamic systems. The response variables, including powers and energies, are available in tabular and graph from, and rapid access data are generated and displayed by an analog computer under digital control. Problems are specified in a circuit-like notation called bond graphs. The Dynamic Systems Laboratory was used as the basis of an open-loop teaching system. An experiment is discussed in which four subjects were provided with a guidebook and access to the laboratory. Generalizations about the behavior of linear first- and second-order systems were developed by the subjects, based largely on experimentally obtained data. The efficiency of the teaching process was found to depend, in large part, on the student's ability to monitor himself. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEACHING METHODS, DIGITAL COMPUTERS), (*DYNAMICS, TEACHING METHODS), LINEAR SYSTEMS, POWER, ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE