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Issue 3 • Date Sept. 1957

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): c1
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  • IRE Professional Group on Electronic Computers

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): nil1
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  • [Breaker page]

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): nil1
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  • Analog Computer Applications in Predictor Design

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 143 - 153
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    The theory of least mean-squared-error filtering and prediction of statistical time series, developed by Kolmogorov,1 Wiener,2 Bode and Shannon,3 and others,4 has recently found applications in a variety of control systems. The design of optimum (least mean squared-error) predictors is based on measurement or calculation of power spectra. The present paper describes equipment for measuring power s... View full abstract»

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  • The Theory of Nets

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 154 - 161
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    This paper presents the general concept of a weighted directed graph which we call a net. Illustrative examples leading up to the definition of a net indicate its applicability to a wide variety of problems in communication and network theory. A number of theorems concerning the proper paths of a net are established. A non-arithmetic matrix calculus is developed to facilitate computations and form... View full abstract»

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  • A Design Technique for Pedestal-Free Switching Circuits

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 162 - 166
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    The fundamental differences between mechanical and electronic switching circuits are discussed with special emphasis on the problem of pedestals. Based on the fundamental differences it is shown that Boolean algebra fails to express practical requirements of electronic switches. This paper takes a step in the direction of removing this limitation by augmenting the ON-OFF notation of Boolean algebr... View full abstract»

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  • A New Method for Generating a Function of Two Independent Variables

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 167 - 169
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    A new concept in the design of a function generator of two independent variables is presented. This design is of the photoformer variety and utilizes pulse techniques to obtain the advantages of accuracy and semiautomatic calibration and self-correction. With this particular design, many of the objections of other types of photoformers, which have been used to generate functions of single independ... View full abstract»

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  • An Analog Method for the Solution of Probability of Hit and Related Statistical Problems

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 170 - 175
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    Approximate solutions of probability of hit problems have been achieved by means of a simulation involving a masked oscilloscope and photocell for the target and samples from random noise generators for the system dispersions. The method is described in general and its possible application to other noise and statistical problems indicated. The statistical limitations on accuracy and computation ra... View full abstract»

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  • An experiment in musical composition

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 175 - 182
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    The high-order probabilities of element sequences can be determined from a sample of linear structures and can be used for synthesis of new structures. From theoretical considerations one can identify the qualitative conditions for satisfactory output. The theoretical concepts can be tested and quantitative parameters determined by experiment. Such an experiment has been performed by analyzing wri... View full abstract»

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  • An Electronic Analog Cross Correlator for Dip Logs

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 182 - 187
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    The Dip-Log Correlator is a special purpose electronic analog computer which rapidly cross correlates the three variable functions of a dip-meter well log. This cross correlator utilizes a novel derivation and application of the cross-correlation function from information theory. A prerequisite of the system is the recording of the dip-meter data on magnetic tape for computation by the cross corre... View full abstract»

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  • A Variable Function Delay for Analog Computers

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 187 - 189
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    Analysis of reactor problems requires the simulation of transport lags. This paper discusses the design of a compact and relatively simple transport lag utilizing a synchronously-switched bank of condensers. View full abstract»

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  • Biological Computers

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 190 - 192
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  • The Complexity of Biological Computers

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 192 - 194
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    Man can handle small amounts of information in conscious purposeful activities. However, the concept of information processing is not limited to these; it applies equally to unconscious nervous control, and even to chemical control and coordination of metabolism. On this level, the amounts of information computed are enormous; man processes about 3×1024 bits per day just in the course of producin... View full abstract»

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  • A Note on the Remarkable Memory of Man

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 194 - 195
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  • The Human Computer in Flight Control

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 195 - 202
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    It is the unique decision-making ability which makes the human operator particularly suited to accomplish flight control computation. His decisions range from the simplest repetitive determination of control actions, each intended to minimize the error, to complex problems of the sequential reprogramming of all the lower levels of decision which, in totality, comprise his information transduction ... View full abstract»

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  • Correction

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 202
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  • A Method for Evaluating Amplifier Phase Shift at Low Frequencies

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 203
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  • High-Speed Digital Multiplication

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 204 - 205
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  • Contributors

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 205 - 207
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  • PGEC News

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 208
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  • Reviews of Current Literature

    Publication Year: 1957 , Page(s): 209 - 229
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Aims & Scope

This Transactions ceased publication in 1962. The current retitled publication is 

IEEE Transactions on Computers.

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