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Issue 10 • Oct. 1977

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c1
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  • [Inside front cover]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): c2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 1
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  • [Advertisements]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):2 - 8
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 9
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):10 - 13
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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):14 - 15
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):16 - 17
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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):20 - 20H
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  • Spectral lines: Blackout prevention

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):21 - 22
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    Several factors helped drive the metropolitan New York area into total blackout on a hot summer night in July. The blackout was reminiscent of the Northeast Blackout of 1965 — although not as widespread, it lasted longer. Investigative teams, including Con Ed's own, have since quickly and accurately analyzed the 53-minute sequence that resulted in complete isolation and shutdown of the Con ... View full abstract»

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  • Graphics displays: Factors in systems design

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):23 - 27
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    The design of a computer-graphics system entails selection of subsystem components such as graphics-output devices, graphics-input devices, and display generators. Aiding in the design of special equipment for specific requirements are systems organizations that assist in building computer interfaces and evolving suitable software. View full abstract»

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  • State of the audiotape art: Amateurs and professionals find their favorite tape formats enhanced by better electronics, mechanics, and magnetic oxides

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):28 - 35
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    Amateurs and professionals find their favorite tape formats enhanced by better electronics, mechanics, and magnetic oxides. View full abstract»

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  • Computer control of combined-cycle power plants: Complete automation and coordination of the plant is possible — From startup through loading, and from full load to shutdown

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Complete automation and coordination of the combined gas-steam power plant is possible, from startup through loading, and from full load to shutdown. The control systems described start each piece of equipment, accelerate and synchronize the turbine generators, and direct a complete plant shutdown in the event of a normal stop mode. Software in the system controls gas-turbine blade temperature and... View full abstract»

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  • Semiconductors face the '80s: Seven leaders of the boomingest business in the U.S. prognosticate the problems supergrowth could lead to

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):42 - 49
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    Gordon Moore, president of Intel, put it succinctly: “By 1986, the semiconductor industry could be producing something of the order of 1014 functions per year. Who will use it all?” He, and 800 other participants in a recent colloquium in California's Silicon Valley, organized by the Santa Clara Chapter of IEEE's Electron Devices Society, heard some attempts at answers fro... View full abstract»

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  • Lessons from ‘Project Whirlwind’: A talented team produced many computer “firsts,” and added new chapters to R&D management texts

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):50 - 59
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    Describes the history of the project to build a computer of pioneer design in 1945, on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. View full abstract»

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  • Engineering registration and the law: A review of engineering registration in 1977 — How the system operates, what state laws require, and a look into the future

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):60 - 64D
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    The following article was commissioned by Spectrum following the potentially momentous action of IEEE's Board of Directors at its February meeting calling for, among other things, the abolishment of the industrial exemption. The purpose of this article is to provide IEEE members with some of the key facts regarding the status of registration today — uncolored by bias for or against the Boar... View full abstract»

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):65 - 67
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):68 - 71
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  • New product applications

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):72 - 80
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  • Spectrum's hardware review

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 80
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  • Applications literature

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):81 - 84
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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 85
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  • News from the regions

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):86 - 89
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  • Meetings

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):90 - 92
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