LabVIEW Student Edition
Using LabVIEW, students can design experiments, test hypotheses, graph and analyze data, and generate Web pages. Learning with LabVIEW, a textbook included in the package, complements the software.
LabVIEW Student Edition runs on Windows 95/98/NT and Macintosh platforms and costs $60. For information or to request an evaluation copy, contact National Instruments, (800) 258-7022; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or see www.natinst.com.
The software does not recreate all of an oscilloscope's many functions, but does cover most areas essential to first-time or inexperienced users. Through graphics and animation, as well as a glossary of terms, the simulation provides students with a greater understanding than they would gain from the equipment manual alone. The detailed instructor's manual enables professors to easily incorporate the software into the classroom.
The software requires a Macintosh with a 68030 CPU or later, System 7, and 4 MB memory; or a PC running Windows 3.1 or higher with VGA or EGA color graphics capability. A single copy costs $125, a 10-copy lab pack is available for $625, and a high school site license is available for $313. For more information or to order, call (800) 955-8275 or (919) 515-7447; e-mail: email@example.com; or see www.aip.org/pas
Mini-Lab Turbojet Engine
The self-contained, ready-to-operate turnkey engine demonstrator weighs less than 11 pounds, measures less than seven inches in diameter, and can operate at speeds of 50,000 to 87,000 RPM. The engine is housed in a module that contains all of the equipment necessary to run the machine and a digital instrument panel to monitor activity.
This system arrives fully assembled and ready-to-use. Prices start at $25,000, with final prices quoted on an individual basis. The final price includes set-up and two days of on-site training. For more information, call (715) 924-4876; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or see: www.discover-net.net/turbtech.
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Product descriptions are based on manufacturers' literature. Endorsement by ASEE is not implied.
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