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Journal of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers

Issue 1 • Date Jan. 1920

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  • The series system of street lighting distribution

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):1 - 6
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    The series system of distribution has been used almost universally for street lighting since the first use of electric lamps. Lamps, both arc and incandescent are very simple and more efficient when designed for series operation than are the multiple type. The maintenance of constant power at the lamp terminals where lamps are thinly scattered over a wide area is much easier with a series system o... View full abstract»

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  • Multiple systems of distribution for street lighting

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):7 - 12
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    The wider use of multiple lamps supplied from standard secondary distribution systems is considered as a step in simplifying operating problems and reducing the disproportionate cost which goes to cover fixed charges on special equipment and additional lines for street lighting only. The advantages in simplicity and flexibility of multiple connected lamps are discussed with particular reference to... View full abstract»

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  • Audible electric signals in industrial plants, and acoustical engineering

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):13 - 19
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    The paper is a plea for a wider use of acoustic signals in industrial plants. It is shown that much time is wasted by the officials, experts, and important employees in trying to locate each other. With loud acoustic signals installed throughout a plant, in the shops, yards, and offices, it becomes possible to locate any of a considerable number of men instantly, using a simple code call for each.... View full abstract»

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  • The indispensibility to each other of pure and applied science

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):19 - 20
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    I ACCEPTED, with considerable hesitation, the invitation to address you on the general subject of the relations of pure and applied science; and in particular of physics and engineering. Two yearsago, Colonel Carty in his presidential address to the A. I. E. E. spoke upon this subject in a way which met with the hearty approval of all physicists. He has done more than most to foster cooperation be... View full abstract»

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  • The technical story of the synchronous converter

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):21 - 26
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    This is intended to be a semi-historical treatment of the engineering development of the synchronous converter as the author saw it. This development occurred over a long period of years and much of this was done inside of the electrical manufacturing companies, rather than in the operating field. In consequence, the many stages which eventually led to the great success of this type of electrical ... View full abstract»

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  • Economical power: The strongest agent for maintaining supremacy in world's trade

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):27 - 33
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    I AM not fearful of being misunderstood when I say: “Proud as I am of my country, I challenge the denial that we have been a profligate and wasteful nation in the extreme. Drunk with the wealth of our natural resources we have eschewed their conservation and rolled in a criminal debauch of their treasure.” These are strong words, but I deliver them to strong men. View full abstract»

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  • Starting conditions of synchronous machines

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):34 - 44
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    IN view of the growing popularity and importance of the synchronous motor as one of the standard types of motor available for power distribution purposes, and its increasing use as a means of improving the power factor of a load, no apology seems necessary for a paper containing a detailed study of the behavior of such a motor during what has always been regarded as a somewhat critical period ... View full abstract»

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  • Broader training of engineers

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s): 44
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    THE report of the Development Committee of the Institute as approved at the Lake Placid Convention, contained a section calling attention to the fact that “engineers do not participate as actively or as prominently in public affairs as they should and that both the public welfare and their own individual advancement would be promoted if this condition could be rectified.” View full abstract»

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  • Electric propulsion on the Steamship Wulsty Castle

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):45 - 51
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    THE Steamship Wulsty Castle is at present the only British electrically propelled seagoing ship in commission, and developments are being closely watched by certain prominent British shipping concerns which are keeping the electric ship propulsion proposition steadily in view. View full abstract»

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  • Electric propelling machinery for U.S.S. Tennessee

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):52 - 54
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    THE U. S. S. Tennessee, which is now rapidly-approaching completion, will be the second battleship to be equipped with electric propulsive machinery. The New Mexico, which was placed in operation about a year ago, has demonstrated the success of this system of propulsion. The U. S. S. Tennessee differs in a number of respects from the U. S. S. New Mexico, mainly in connection with the layout of th... View full abstract»

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  • Produce and save

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s): 54
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    IT is coming to be more and more widely recognized that the only effective remedy for the abnormal economic conditions which have resulted in successively higher prices and higher wages lies in increasing production and increasing savings. Produce all you can and save all you can is the solution of the present economic difficulties, and this thought is admirably expressed in the following paragrap... View full abstract»

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  • The expression of dielectric losses in cables

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):55 - 56
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    DIELECTRIC losses in cables depend upon the characteristics of the current, the dimensions of the cable and the specific qualities of the insulation. In order to compare the specific qualities of different insulations with respect to dielectric losses, it is desirable to find a method of expressing these specific qualities independently of current characteristics and cable dimensions. This will pe... View full abstract»

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  • Pure science and industrial research

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):57 - 58
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    IN MY address before the A. I. E. E. in 1916, to which Dr. Bumstead very kindly referred, I laid stress upon the importance of research conducted solely for the advancement of science. I testified to the great debt which applied scientists owed to the pure scientists, and I suggested that the industries owed an immense debt to science which they should pay by liberal contribution to those scientis... View full abstract»

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  • The technical story of the synchronous converter

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):59 - 72
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    It should be added also, that when the Westinghouse engineers added copper dampers to their laminated poles and thus stopped hunting, they discovered that difference in wave form was not controlling, in any sense, and they saw why the first General Electric converters, with their solid poles, apparently had hunted less than the Westinghouse, due to the damping currents in the poles themselves. View full abstract»

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  • The new journal

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s): 73
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    The Journal, formerly called the Proceedings, appears this month in a new form. The changes in name, size, and scope constitute one result of the deliberations of the Institute's Committee on Development, which formulated recommendations embodying improvements in the activities of the Institute, based upon the response of the membership to the Committee's request for suggestions. View full abstract»

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  • A. I. E. E. meeting at Chicago

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):73 - 74
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  • Future A. I. E. E. meetings

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):74 - 75
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  • Edison medal awarded to W. L. R. Emmet

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s): 75
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  • New York section of A. I. E. E. organized

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):75 - 76
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    At the November meeting of the Board of Directors of the Institute a petition was presented, signed by more than one hundred members in New York City and vicinity, requesting authority to organize a New York Section, to be conducted under the same general plan as the other thirty-four Sections of the Institute. The Institute's Committee on Development had also recommended that a New York Section b... View full abstract»

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  • Additional grade of membership suggested

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s): 76
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    The following report of a committee of the Spokane Section, which was approved by the Section at a meeting held November 14, includes the recommendation that an additional grade of membership be established. View full abstract»

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  • Nominations for Institute officers for 1920–21

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):76 - 77
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  • Engineering foundation

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):77 - 78
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  • Estimates for public works — fiscal year 1921

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s): 78
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    The Secretary of the Treasury has approved and forwarded to Congress estimates for next year which total the unusually large sum of $283,921,810. The appropriations for public works during the fiscal year 1920 total $93,872,092. The estimates for work of particular interest to engineers and constructors are as follows: View full abstract»

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  • Aircraft statistics in the Navy

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s): 79
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    A very comprehensive report has been submitted by the Secretary of Navy covering activities through November 1st, 1919. This report shows the number, type and cost of all aircraft built, building, and under contract to be built, the number of and type of aircraft to be constructed in Government plants, for which material has been delivered or ordered. View full abstract»

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  • Industrial safety code conference

    Publication Year: 1920, Page(s):79 - 80
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    A conference on Industrial Safety Codes was held at the Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C., on December 8, 1919. In the absence from Washington of the Director of the Bureau, Dr. S. W. Stratton, the meeting was called to order by Dr. E. B. Rosa, who summarized the events leading up to this conference and referred especially to the proceedings of the similar conference held on January 15th, of ... View full abstract»

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This Magazine ceased publication in 1923. The current retitled publication is IEEE Spectrum.

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