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Issue 5 • Date May 1964

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): c1
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  • [Inside front cover]

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): c2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 1
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  • List of staff

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 2 - 6
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  • The art of engineering

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 7 - 11
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  • Reflections: 75 years ago

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 12 - 27
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    Electric Currents. “As, a short time since, I stood in a library of scientific books and glanced around me at the works of the great masters in physics, my mind wandered back to the time when the apparatus for a complete course of lectures on the subject of electricity consisted of a piece of amber and a few light bodies to be attracted by it. From that time until now, when we stand in a ma... View full abstract»

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  • News of the IEEE: Calendar people obituaries

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 28 - 53
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 54 - 61
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  • People

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 62 - 72
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    W. H. Radford becomes director of MIT Lincoln Lab. W. H. Radford (F '54) became director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory on February 1. View full abstract»

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  • Spectral lines

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 73 - 74
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    The World Around Us. How to provide technical counsel and advice, in a fully ethical and professional manner, to those governmental bodies making decisions in which engineering knowledge is required or engineering judgment exercised, has long been a matter of concern to many engineers. While realizing that political factors are often present, these engineers fear that proper and unbiased engineeri... View full abstract»

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  • Thermionic power generation

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 75 - 83
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    A method is outlined for the combination of thermionic converters and steam turbines to obtain more electricity from future nuclear central station power plants. Various types of converters are described and evaluated View full abstract»

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  • Thin-film circuit technology: Part II — Thin-film superconducting devices

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 84 - 99
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    Thin-film techniques have contributed significantly to an improved understanding of superconductivity. Cryogenic thin films are particularly suitable for use in switching and storage devices in computer memories View full abstract»

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  • Matrix functions and applications: Part III — Applications of matrices to systems analysis

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 100 - 109
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    3.1 Mathematical models of systems By definition, a system is a collection of discrete components, each having certain definable characteristics, together with a prescribed pattern of interconnections or interrelations. Components of a system may be pieces of physical hardware — such as a hydraulic servo valve, an amplifier, a two-terminal inductor, or a three-terminal transistor — o... View full abstract»

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  • Is philosophy off limits?

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 110 - 114
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    An engineering educator emphasizes the urgent need for philosophical perspectives for the long-range planning of our engineering and scientific futures — and for the preservation of Western civilization View full abstract»

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  • Protecting communication systems from EMP effects of nuclear explosions

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 115 - 122
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    Electromagnetic pulses created by nuclear blasts propagate electric and magnetic fields that can damage today's complex and sensitive electronic equipment. The suggested protective measures draw heavily on lightning protection experience View full abstract»

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  • Authors

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 123 - 124
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    Volney C. Wilson was among a small group of scientists on hand for one of the most important events in history — the initial release of atomic energy, in December 1942, at the University of Chicago. He received the B.S. degree in 1932 from Northwestern University, where he majored in physics and chemistry. He was a graduate assistant at Ohio State University, from which he received the M.S.... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 125 - 139
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    Bits and Electrons. The storage of digital information on photographic emulsion is far from a new concept. High-speed optical readout can be achieved from such memories, but the writing of the digital information on the photographic plates is not without its difficulties. Conventional optical techniques are adequate for recording in systems which do not use the maximum storage densities available ... View full abstract»

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  • Focal points

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 140 - 167
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    Fuel cell operating in reverse ‘without fuel’ becomes swift and ultrasensitive oxygen detector A recently developed type of fuel cell has now become one of the fastest and most sensitive oxygen detectors. View full abstract»

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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 168 - 171
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  • Correspondence

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 172 - 181
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    Adaptation, learning, self-repair, and feedback. In this note, definitions of adaptation, learning, and self-repair are proposed, and the relation of adaptation and feedback indicated. Learning and self-repair are defined as special forms of adaptation. View full abstract»

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  • Index to advertisers

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 182 - 183
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  • [Advertisements]

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): 184
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  • [Inside back cover]

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): c3
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 1964 , Page(s): c4
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