The widespread use of the Internet as a communication medium has opened up a broad range of possibilities for extending its use into new areas. One such area is remote education, a rapidly growing part of today’s university curricula. Using the Internet and Web technology, courses can be offered to students anywhere in the world with no more technical requirements than a personal computer and an Internet connection. Until recently however, lab courses have been considered impractical for remote access. But thanks to technical advances of the past decade, even these courses with their often complex interactive techniques have been made accessible to remote students.
Lab on the Web: Running Real Electronics Experiments via the Internet is the first text to present, in detail, experiments that can be run over the Web, specifically in the area of electronics. The authors present detailed descriptions of approximately 100 experiments in solid state electronics that can be used by engineering and science students at all levels, anywhere in the world, as well as by researchers working on semiconductor devices.
Topics covered include:
- Electronics laboratory experiments accessible through the Internet
- MIT Microelectronics WebLab
- Instrumentation on the Web
- Next Generation Laboratory: a solution for remote characterization of analog integrated circuits
- A Remote Lab for electrical experiments
- The Remote Lab as it can be applied to semiconductor devices
The book has achieved widespread collaboration that will enable universities around the world to participate in these remote access experiments. Enhanced by interactive Web sites which will accommodate a growing array of experimental modules from participating institutions, the text opens up a virtual Pandora’s box of possibilities for students to access a wide variety of real experiments, and for institutions, jointly or individually, to establish their own remote laboratory sites.
1. Electronics Laboratory Experiments Accessible via Internet (T.A. Fjeldly and M.S. Shur).
2. MIT Microelectronics WebLab (J.A. del Alamo, et al.).
3. Instrumentation on the Web (T. Zimmer, et al.).
4. Next–Generation Laboratory: Solution for Remote Characterization of Analog Integrate Circuits (C. Wulff, et al.).
5. Remote Laboratory for Electrical Experiments (I. Gustavsson).
6. Remote Laboratory: Bringing Students Up Close to Semiconductor Devices (A. Söderlund, et al.).
"I would recommend this book for any academic electrical or electronics collection, especially those at institutions where distance and online learning play an important role." (E–STREAMS, July 2004)
...offers an excellent introduction to and a how–to–use tutorial...highly recommended. (Choice, Vol. 41, No. 7, March 2004)