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Issue 3 • Date March 1978

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 1
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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 2 - 7
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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 8 - 13
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 14 - 18
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 19
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 20
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 21
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 22
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 22 - 23
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  • Best bits: Applications of microprocessors

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 24 - 28
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    Do you suspect that they're talking behind your back ¿ and you can't hear what they're saying? Now you can give yourself a comprehensive and relatively inexpensive hearing test in a matter of minutes, complete with a hard-copy printout of the results, by the simple push of a button. All you need for the audiogram is an instrument developed by Derek McClure of Alberta Systems Development Group, Wetaskiwin, Alta., Canada, and you're on your way. View full abstract»

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  • Spectral lines: Registration: A second look

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 29
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    The matter of registration of engineers as provided in the IEEE US Professional Activities policy has given rise to much questioning; and the membership is about equally divided,?? President Ivan Getting reported in the January issue of The Institute. That portion of the membership not wholeheartedly in favor of mandatory registration questions it on two points: (1) Is it necessary for all engineers? (2) Might it become a mechanism for artificially and unduly restricting the practice of engineering? View full abstract»

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  • Avionics: Microwave landing systems: As MLS technology enters its third decade, competing approaches contend for standardization at the international level

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 30 - 36
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    The author discusses various aircraft landing systems including the Time Reference Scanning Beam (TRSB) and the Doppler MLS. View full abstract»

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  • Consumer: Video tape: Options for the buyer: Despite competing tape speeds, cassette sizes, and recording formats, the public is buying players, cameras, timers, and software

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 37 - 41
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    Describes the four basic VCR systems on the market: the Beta format, the VHS format, the VX format, and the V-Cord format. Heavyweights here are the Beta format and the VHS format since each has attracted important licensees both in the US and Japan. View full abstract»

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  • Power: Harnessing the wind: New schemes may provide solutions to the age-old problem of building efficient wind machines

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 42 - 47
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    Discusses new schemes which provide solutions to the age-old problem of building efficient wind machines for electrical power generation. View full abstract»

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  • Power/energy: Operating under stress and strain: This, part two of the ¿blackout¿ series, defines control objectives for various levels and types of emergencies

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 48 - 53
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    Defines control objectives for various levels and types of emergencies. View full abstract»

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  • Patents: Invention pacts

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 54 - 59
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    Between the lines: Glossed over at hiring time, mandatory assignment agreements usually favor the employer. But sometimes they can be negotiated. View full abstract»

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  • Patents: U.S. lags in patent law reform: The employed inventor in countries other than the U.S. often is given better incentives to create, plus greater statutory protection

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 60 - 64
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    Describes how the employed inventor in countries other than the US often is given better incentives to create, plus greater statutory protection. View full abstract»

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 65 - 66
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  • New product applications: Two-board data-acquisition system for TM990 microcomputer operates with a single instruction

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 67 - 68
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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 69
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  • News from the regions

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 70 - 71
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  • Spectrum's hardware review

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 72
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    For more information on the following products, circle numbers on the Reader Service Card corresponding to bracketed numbers. View full abstract»

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  • Applications literature: Comprehensive symbol list for analog and hybrid computers

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 73 - 81
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    This eight page reprint contains a set of standard graphic symbois for analog and hybrid computers ¿ the result of several years of work by a special technical committee on standards wiihin the Society for Computer Simulation. Many of the symbols are presented in several forms; some in the time-honored template style, and the others in a style intended to enhance the efficiency of computer graphics. In each instance, the symbol is accompanied by a name, function (equation or truth table), and explanatory notes. View full abstract»

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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1978 , Page(s): 82
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