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Issue 4 • Date Dec. 1986

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Inside front cover]

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  • Contents

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  • List of staff

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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 3
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  • Chairman's corner IEEE SAC

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 4
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  • R.S.V.P. reader survey

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 4 - 5
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  • Feedback letters

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  • Computer bulletin boards: The computerized version of the old-fashioned neighborhood corkboard

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 8 - 11
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    The author explains what bulletin boards are and describes what's available on them and how to use them profitably. View full abstract»

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  • A consultation with EE faculty advisors: Good academic counseling can make all the difference to your college — And professional — Careers

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 12 - 14
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    Academic counseling has notoriously been one aspect of college life that is not given the attention it deserves. However, its importance for students cannot be overemphasized. Faculty advisors must not only insure that their students fulfill all the requirements for graduation, but also help them choose courses, including electives (technical and non-technical). Good advice, when taken, produces w... View full abstract»

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  • Internships: An early start to your career: How and where to look for resume-building summer jobs

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 15 - 17
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    “Experience required.” What will you do when you see these familiar words on virtually every job advertisement that interests you? Although it may seem impossible to gain valuable career experience while still in school, there is a solution — summer internships. Internships are an excellent way for students to add dimension to their academic programs by obtaining “real-... View full abstract»

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  • Making the transition: Smoothing out the difficulties of shifting from college student to working engineer

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 18 - 20
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    Adjusting to engineering work is a many-tiered process with numerous challenges and decisions. When students complete an intensive engineering program and earn their degree, they should be reasonably well prepared for a successful career. However, for a new engineer, many unforeseen difficulties lie ahead. Whatever schoolwork the new graduate has done is likely to have been more theoretical than p... View full abstract»

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  • Graduate record examinations: The test that could be your gateway to graduate school

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 21 - 22
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    Many graduate schools require or recommend that applicants submit scores from the Graduate Record Examinations (GREs). These tests provide a comparative measure of aptitudes and abilities considered relevant to an individual's potential for success in graduate-level study. The exams also provide a common basis for comparing the qualifications of applicants from different schools with different sta... View full abstract»

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  • Reading up books: Probability and statistics: Current texts and readings provide the key to statistical, stochastic, and probabilistic models

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 23 - 24
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  • Region 3 student hardware contest: Annual electronics competition sparks student interest at SOUTHEASTCON

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 25
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  • Graphics as a learning aid: Developing visual models can be the key to solving difficult engineering problems

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 26 - 30
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    The computer can plot the data unblemished by personal biases and idiosyncrasies, and, provided that the physics is correct, the representation will be accurate. Thus, rather than getting a graphic that shows what one thinks ought to be, one gets a graphic that accurately reflects the model. People make mistaken interpretations based on a drawing in a textbook in which the artist was given conside... View full abstract»

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  • Computer vision: An in-depth look at the technique and applications of digital image processing

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 31 - 34
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    Digital image processing involves the manipulation and analysis of images or pictures using digital computers. The field of image processing can be divided into three main areas. The first, sometimes referred to as image coding, deals with the digitization and compression of image data so as to make efficient use of memory space during storage and channel capacity during transmission. The second a... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding negative frequencies: A step-by-step translation of a mathematical manner of speaking

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 35 - 36
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    Early in the study of electrical engineering, students are introduced to the powerful concepts of Fourier series and Fourier transforms. In dealing with the complex exponential forms of these transforms, the notion of negative frequencies is introduced. Many students find negative frequencies counter-intuitive and confusing. The article presents the reasoning behind the engineering term `negative ... View full abstract»

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  • Manufacturing in bits and pieces: Be a short distance runner with the increasingly popular just-in-time technique

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 37 - 40
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    Know thy product. As a design engineer, you should know: who the product's consumers are; who its competitors are; how it will be marketed; and how it will be manufactured. Since the manufacturing process is greatly affected by the product's design, a good design engineer will know his or her company's manufacturing capabilities thoroughly in order simultaneously to increase quality consistency, d... View full abstract»

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  • 1986 Outstanding branch counselors/advisors: Their work has earned the praise and respect of students and colleagues

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 41 - 44
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  • What's happening

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  • Circuit rider branch news

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  • The gamesman puzzles and sticklers

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 48
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  • [Inside back cover]

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  • [Back cover]

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IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals.

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David Tian
Carnegie Mellon University
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