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Issue 12 • Date Dec. 1985

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):1 - 3
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    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 3
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    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Speakout

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 8
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):9 - 13
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):17 - 18
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  • Continuum

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):19 - 21
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  • Innovations

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • Program notes [reports of new computer programs]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Video

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):26 - 28
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  • Spectral lines: You said it

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 29
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    Most of you read Spectrum to learn more about some technical specialty other than your own. That's the reason most often given in answer to the reader survey that appeared in the September issue. The second most frequently cited reason was to learn more about your own specialty. A few readers pointed out that when they're reading about someone else's specialty, Spectrum sometimes treats it a bit m... View full abstract»

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  • Taming EMI in microprocessor systems: The authors propose a systematic approach to limiting the effects of electromagnetic interference

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):30 - 37
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    The authors point out that whereas the physics, electronics, and mathematics of EMI-as well as interference caused by electrostatic discharge, a related area-are fairly well documented, problems arise because of the many variables that typically are involved. The difficulty of tracing interfering signals is discussed, and the basic principles of interference are reviewed. The discussion covers the... View full abstract»

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  • Tools for probing `atomic' action [electron microscopes]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):38 - 44
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    The growth of thin films by vapor deposition, patterning by electron-beam lithography, and doping by low-energy ion implantation have opened the way to microelectronics on an incredibly fine scale. Newer microscopes that take advantage of the much lower wavelength associated with electrons are now available to build and study the new, minute electronic devices. The capabilities of the transmission... View full abstract»

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  • From data to image to action: Manipulating digital images created from raw data proves to be a potent tool in human decision making

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):45 - 53
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    After discussing attribute, vector, and raster data, the authors explain how digital imaging systems can process records of hundreds of thousands of megabytes. An information system based on real-world images allows the raster image to function as a common base for attribute, vector, and raster data sets. It preserves the best features of each data structure without sacrificing the rich informatio... View full abstract»

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  • Karmarkar's algorithm: A threat to simplex? An elegant new method of solving linear equations has yet to be thoroughly tested

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):54 - 55
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    The way in which the approach outlined by N. Karmarkar (see Combinatorica, vol.4, no.4, 1984) departs from the simplex method is sketched. The questions that have been raised about the algorithm in the absence of full documentation are discussed. View full abstract»

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  • Digging for computer `gold' [Boston Computer Museum]

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):56 - 62
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    Descriptions are given of some of the acquisitions of the Computer Museum, in Boston. These include the Whirlwind, built at MIT in the 1940s and 1950s, and an AN/FS Q-7 computer, built for the US Air Forces' Sage air-defense system. View full abstract»

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  • The secret six-month project: Why Texas Instruments decided to put the first transistor radio on the market by Christmas 1954 and how it was accomplished

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):64 - 69
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    An account is given of the project undertaken in 1954 by Texas Instruments to produce the first commercial transistor radio. The project involved (1) obtaining a transistor patent license from the Bell System; (2) establishing a project engineering group that could grow into a fully-fledged operating division to create and market semiconductor devices; and (3) establishing a solid-state research l... View full abstract»

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):70 - 71
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):72 - 75
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  • Papers are invited

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):76 - 78
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  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 79
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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s):80 - 96
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1985, Page(s): 97
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