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Issue 1 • Date Feb. 1987

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c1
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  • [Inside front cover]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 1
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  • List of staff

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 2
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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 3
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  • Chairman's corner

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 3
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  • R.S.V.P. reader survey

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Plug into electric power: Power engineering could be your connection to a high voltage career

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):8 - 11
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    Electrical engineering students face a bewildering array of career options. One of those options, electric power engineering, provides the opportunity to participate in a physically and professionally dynamic environment. View full abstract»

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  • Opportunities in computer engineering: Your questions about this dynamic area of specialization are answered

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):12 - 13
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    “What is computer engineering? What is the difference between computer engineering and computer science? What is the difference between electrical engineering and computer engineering? Why study computer engineering? What computer engineering programs are available in the U.S.? What opportunities are there after graduation? How much does a computer engineer get paid?” View full abstract»

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  • But, where's the orchestra? The inner workings of the machines that have revolutionized the music industry

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):14 - 17
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    The author describes the inner workings of the machines that have revolutionized the music industry. He discusses sound synthesizers, other electronic music makers such as sampling keyboards, and MIDI (musical instrument digital interface), a specification by which data can be transmitted between devices in a system. View full abstract»

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  • Automotive electronics: Improved safety, handling, emission, and audio-visual technologies for the car of the future

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):18 - 21
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    An overview of automotive electronics is given, starting with its history. The topics covered are: powertrain controls, safety/security systems, information and communications systems, information displays, riding and handling, electronic systems, and diagnostics/services. View full abstract»

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  • Engineers managing engineers: Technical prowess does not necessarily a good manager make

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):22 - 24
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    Various aspects of engineering management are examined in the context of selecting it as a career goal. The changes in management are noted, and the question of why so many engineering managers fail is explored. Advice is given for advancing into management, corporate training for technical managers is discussed, and some tips for future engineering managers are provided. View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical engineering: The struggle to prolong quality life: While not perfected, the artificial heart is a symbol of great things to come

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):25 - 27
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    The authors describe some of the recent technologies in an effort to convey the excitement of biomedical engineering. The implantation of William Schroeder's artificial heart is considered as a paradigm, and various related considerations are explored. View full abstract»

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  • Recognizing the parallelism of data-flow: Many computer architectures expedite parallel processing

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):28 - 31
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    Data flow is explained and compared with control flow. It is shown how the data-flow approach generates a dependency graph. The dependency graph relations may be expressed in a matrix, and the use of this matrix to detect parallelism is described. View full abstract»

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  • Breaking the frequency barrier: Hearing aids based on digital signal processing and VLSI technology

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):32 - 35
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    Hearing-aid principles are presented, and the complexity of selecting and fitting hearing aids to patients due to the fact that the acoustic impedance of the ear varies significantly across individuals is discussed. The use of digital processing to solve this problem is described. The development of a unit is examined, and future improvements are briefly considered. View full abstract»

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  • Personally, I like PCs: TK!Solver software, and the right user can produce amazing results

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):36 - 37
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    Dear Dad, please send money for a personal computer. The engineering curriculum is tough enough without relying on tools of a bygone age … View full abstract»

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  • Branch involvement: Rewarding and fun: CSU — Chico student branch demonstrates how it is done

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):38 - 41
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    Each spring at California State University at Chico (CSUC) a week long celebration is held commemorating the pioneering figures of this country since the turn of the century. Fraternities, sororities, and other campus organizations participate in various activities throughout the week known as Pioneer Days. The festivities are culminated with a parade which is the second largest annually held para... View full abstract»

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  • Circuit rider branch news

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 42
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  • What's happening

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):43 - 47
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  • The gamesman puzzles and sticklers

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 48
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  • [Inside back cover]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c3
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c4
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IEEE Potentials is the magazine dedicated to undergraduate and graduate students and young professionals.

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Texas Instruments
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