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Issue No.03 - March (2009 vol.42)
pp: 26-29
Behrooz Parhami , University of California, Santa Barbara
ABSTRACT
University faculty have designed an engaging puzzle-based freshman seminar intended to motivate and retain computer engineering students.
INDEX TERMS
computer engineering education, problem complexity, problem solving
CITATION
Behrooz Parhami, "Puzzling Problems in Computer Engineering", Computer, vol.42, no. 3, pp. 26-29, March 2009, doi:10.1109/MC.2009.95
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