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Issue 1 • Date Feb. 1990

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  • Avoiding the tarpits-software's challenge

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):9 - 12
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    A course that allows teams of undergraduate students to design and develop large computer software systems for Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is described. The students are divided into project teams, the projects typically contain from 4000 to 6000 lines of code and require a year to develop. Working prototypes of each project are designed, implemented, and tested during the fall semester. In... View full abstract»

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  • Elemental concerns (software design)

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):13 - 15
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    The elements of good software design are examined. One is coupling, which is the degree of interdependence between two modules. In a good design, coupling is kept to a minimum. The various levels of coupling, range from zero coupling (rare) on through data, stamp, and control coupling, which are acceptable, to global and content coupling, which are not. The second element of good software design i... View full abstract»

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  • TCP/IP versus OSI

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):16 - 19
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    Two vendor-independent network protocols that have risen to the top of the list of contenders for the title of 'the' standard are described and compared. They are the transmission control protocol/internet protocol (TCP/IP), which was developed in the late 1960s as a research project conducted by the US Department of Defense, and the open systems interconnection reference model (OSIRM, or simply O... View full abstract»

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  • New game in town (long distance telephone lines, illegal access)

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):20 - 22
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    A brief examination is made of the long distance telephone industry and its evolution since the breakup of AT&T. The use of local access numbers by hackers who try to gain illegal access to long distance telephone systems is discussed. The methods used by one regional long distance carrier, South Tel of Florida to deal with the problem of illegal access are described.<> View full abstract»

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  • Teaching EEs in Australia and the USSR

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):23 - 25
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    The author compares the teaching of electrical engineering in Australia and the USSR with the norm in the US. Although the purpose of the trips made by the author was not to make a scientific comparison of electrical engineering education under different economic systems, he bases the comparison on features that would be considered during an accreditation visit, namely, curriculum, faculty, studen... View full abstract»

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  • Superconduction: thallium's merits

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):28 - 31
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    The phenomenon of superconductivity is explained. The discovery of superconductors with high superconducting-to-normal transition temperatures is recounted. The structure of one of these compounds, Tl/sub 2/Ca/sub 2/Ba/sub 2/Cu/sub 3/O/sub 10/, which has a transition temperature of 125 K, is described. Potential applications of this new class of materials are examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • The EE student's PC toolkit. II. Programs for graphing and plotting

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):44 - 48
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    For pt.I see ibid., vol.8, no.3, p.44-8 (1989). Public-domain and shareware application programs useful in electrical engineering coursework are described, focusing on software for graphing and plotting data. The question of graphics compatibility is addressed, and three software packages are described: PC-GRAF, a plotting package intended to produce line graphs on the IBM CGA screen or on a SWEET... View full abstract»

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  • Easing access to Chinese

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):39 - 43
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    The characteristics of written Chinese that pose problems for inputting are described. Four categories of proposed keyboard input methods are examined. They are the shape-based, the sound-based, the shape-sound mixed, and the arbitrarily assigned techniques. Of the four methods, the one that is most suited for casual users is the sound-based input method, and the Tianma Chinese word processor, whi... View full abstract»

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