IEEE Potentials

Issue 2 • May 1989

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  • Nuclear fusion

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):7 - 10
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    The advantages of nuclear fusion as an energy source and research progress in this area are summarized. The current state of the art is described. Laser fusion, inertial confinement fusion, and magnetic fusion (the tokamak) are explained, the latter in some detail. Remaining problems and planned future reactors are considered. They are the Compact Ignition Tokamak (CIT), the International Thermonu... View full abstract»

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  • Microwave engineering

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):11 - 13
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    A brief history of microwave engineering is given. The impact of computer-aided design and monolithic microwave integrated circuits on microwave design is examined. The career potential of microwave engineering is discussed, along with suggestions for related studies that would be useful to the microwave engineer.<> View full abstract»

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  • Engineering design: its importance for software

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):14 - 16
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    The importance of having a software design methodology is discussed. Its role in software reuse and in promoting software quality and reliability is examined. The waterfall model of software development, which allows a natural progression of steps to be followed during the course of a project, and the use of structure charts are described. Software testing and maintenance are briefly considered.<<... View full abstract»

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  • Personal computing for the visually impaired

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):17 - 20
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    The problem of providing feedback from the computer to a visually impaired user is examined. The use of traditional tactile input and output (Braille) is described. The limitations of voice output are discussed, and difficulties posed by complicated screen formats and screen review are considered.<> View full abstract»

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  • The computer revolution

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):27 - 31
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    The history of computers is briefly reviewed. The development of personal computers (PCs) is then summarized. The microprocessor itself, random-access storage, mass storage, and the evolution of PC software and computing performance are considered. The potential for further improvement is examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • Artificial intelligence

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):35 - 39
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    An overview of the many areas and technologies artificial intelligence (AI) encompasses is provided. Five areas are discussed: manufacturing, including product design, production planning, and distribution and field service; expert systems, covering architecture of an expert system, engineering applications, some typical expert systems, and AI languages, robotics, including components, programming... View full abstract»

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