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Potentials, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date Oct. 1992

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  • Learning programs

    Page(s): 19 - 22
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    The nature of learning programs is explained, and problems encountered in building them are discussed. Some current approaches to machine learning are reviewed. An application of machine learning to nondestructive identification of subsurface anomalies in aircraft is described.<> View full abstract»

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  • Building models with implicit surfaces

    Page(s): 23 - 26
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    Implicit surfaces are defined, and the problem of producing pictures of them is examined. The steps involved in building models using the implicit method are explained. The advantages of the implicit approach over the usual parametric approach are discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Dataflow architecture

    Page(s): 27 - 30
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    The dataflow model of computation is described. The architecture of static and dynamic dataflow computers is described. The handling of data structures in dataflow environments is examined.<> View full abstract»

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  • Camcorders

    Page(s): 40 - 43
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    The author explains from an engineering standpoint, how some of the camcorder components work. He discusses the solid-state image sensor, the photodetector, scanning, the shutter frame rate, optics, the recording mechanism, the viewfinder, special effects, and automatic features. Motion detection, discrimination, and compensation are also covered. Recommendations as to which features are most useful are made.<> View full abstract»

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  • Buckyballs

    Page(s): 49 - 51
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    The crystal structure and bonding of the buckminsterfullerene form of carbon are described. Experimental results on its electronic structure and electrical properties are summarized. Methods for producing it are discussed, and some applications are examined.<> View full abstract»

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