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Issue 2 • Date May 1986

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): c1
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  • [Inside front cover]

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): c2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 1
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  • List of staff

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 2
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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): 3
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  • Feedback letters

    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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  • What's happening

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 6 - 7
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  • Visual simulation systems go beyond fantasy: The evolution of computer generated training systems has been essential in best preparing personnel for dangerous and high risk assignments

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 8 - 11
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    Adilemma exists in the A proper training of people in uniquely dangerous positions, such as pilots and tank operators. Surely, no organization can afford to risk lives or multi-million dollar equipment to teach the operation of such complicated machines, yet there is no substitute for on-the-job training. How then is it possible to train? View full abstract»

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  • Concurrent VLSI architectures for image and signal processing: Applications in image and signal processing

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 12 - 14
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    From the introduction of the ENIAC computer in 1946 until the beginning of this decade, the electronic organization or “architecture” of the computer has consisted of four basic components: a processor, a control unit, memory storage, and input/output units (Fig. 1). The memory holds data and lists of instructions that the processor and control unit use to solve a problem. The input/... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering concepts: Introductory engineering courses should teach more than just rules and formulae

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 15 - 16
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    Most engineering colleges seek to orient their students to engineering by requiring them to take a college-wide introductory course. At the University of Notre Dame, this introductory course is titled Engineering Concepts, and is required of all freshmen intending to major in engineering. The content of and philosophy behind this course will be used as the basis for this discussion at engineering ... View full abstract»

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  • Reading up books: Digital control systems: Current texts on continuous and digital control

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 17 - 18
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  • EE and CS: A powerful combination: Exploring the degree combination of the '80s

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 19 - 20
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    Over a year ago, IEEE Potentials (Feb. 1985) carried an article entitled “EE and MBA: a winning combination?” which discussed the usefulness of combining a B.S. in electrical engineering with a masters degree in business administration. In this article, similar consideration is given to a masters degree in computer science (CS). Our ever-increasing dependency on computers in most asp... View full abstract»

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  • Broaden your horizons: Consulting engineering is a good place for EE graduates to start their careers

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 21 - 24
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    “They said it couldn't be done,” says electrical engineer Harry Zackrison, referring to AT&T officials' surprise at his innovative lighting design for their teleconferencing center. “But we didn't know it couldn't be done … so we did it.” View full abstract»

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  • Academe's increasing non-technical usage of PCs: Computers can enhance the education of students of all curricula

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 25 - 26
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    Currently, there is a virtual PC revolution on the campuses of many universities. Personal computers are increasingly changing the scope of college study. Major universities, including Dartmouth, Drexel, Carnegie-Mellon and Brown, now require incoming freshmen of all curricula to purchase personal computers. It is hoped that this extensive and diversified use of personal computers will add a new d... View full abstract»

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  • Silicon compilation: The future is now: Silicon compilers liberate the integrated circuit design process

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 27 - 29
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    Agreat deal of interest has recently been generated about a new integrated circuit (IC) design methodology called silicon compilation. Silicon compilation allows IC designers and system experts to quickly develop sure-fire, sophisticated, application-specific ICs with silicon efficiencies approaching those of handcrafted ICs. View full abstract»

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  • Assessing programming languages for engineering applications: Should engineers implement the algorithms of the '80s in programming languages of the '50s?

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 30 - 33
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    The purpose of this article is twofold: first, to present the principles of software engineering as applied to the task of establishing criteria for selecting programming languages for engineering applications; and second, to provide a survey of current languages which, by comparison with the established criteria, will help determine which languages are most suitable for engineering applications. View full abstract»

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  • EE at work: Improving and advancing computer-aided design: Progressive and changeable fields offer limitless stimulation and opportunity for advancement

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 34 - 35
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    “The work we are doing here at MCC,” stated John Hardin, a member of the Technical Staff, “is helping to advance technology.” Hardin is currently involved in the VLSI CAD program, an eight-year research project created specifically for the improvement and advancement of computer-aided design. Involvement with this research project at MCC (Microelectronics and Computer T... View full abstract»

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  • Computer design for power electronics: Tracing the evolution of computer usage in a specialized area

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 36 - 39
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    The computer aided design and analysis (CADA) field was initiated around 1965 with the introduction of the ECAP computer program. For the first time, design engineers could analyze circuits without having to write the defining equations. Both analog and digital computers had long been used to solve equations, but with ECAP a breakthrough was established: a computer program able to both write and s... View full abstract»

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  • An alternative concept in engineering education: Furthering your education may not be as difficult as you think

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 40 - 41
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    Perhaps you've considered pursuing graduate study. If you are in the top half of your class, or have been recognized by an engineering honorary society, you know that you could do the work. Furthermore, unlike your undergraduate years, where the curriculum is essentially prescribed, in graduate school you can pursue your own interests in depth. You have probably already taken a course or two whose... View full abstract»

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  • A design overview of a Micromouse: University of the Pacific electronics team designs a jewel of a mouse

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 42 - 44
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  • Circuit rider branch news

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 45
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  • The gamesman puzzles and sticklers

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 46
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  • Looking back

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 47 - 48
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    “Time flies after graduation. It's hard to believe that fifteen years ago I used to stare out the windows at Weston Hall (New Jersey Institute of Technology) on a late winter afternoon and wonder what life would be like after college. I never regretted the education I received. It prepared me well…even for the surprises!” View full abstract»

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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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