Lecture/Presentation, students studying high power electronics. There are several SCR circuit configurations that are analyzed and simulated using JAVA, MATLAB and PSPICE.
Simulation of SCR circuits and some interactions for the students. Simulation and graphical representation procedure for a number of SCR circuits might benefit some students. It is unclear how this material directly enhances learning, however it is a good resource for students who are beginning to learn the typical simulation tools used in electrical engineering.
Target Student Population:
Electrical Engineering students majoring in high power electronics.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Basic circuit analysis and introduction to electronics.
Type of Material:
Lecture/ presentation with minimal graphing interaction. There is a Java portion that has some interaction if Java is enabled.
It is a good resource and reference for students learning this material. I would recommend this to my students.
Java for complete operation.
Evaluation and Observation
The main strength of this work is providing many simulation approaches in addition to the mathematical analysis. The graphs are useful as well as simulation approaches.
Going into depth in one or more examples in an attempt to go beyond the traditional teaching would have been a better strategy.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
A Reference material for high power electronics and a resource that students can use and learn on their own.