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IEEE Potentials

Issue 4 • Oct/Nov 1995

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  • Patterns of knowledge

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):6 - 9
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    A common thread that pervades literally all human activity is identifying patterns and relationships in the world around us. Such patterns and relationships are codified in tools that can have the form of theories, mathematical formulas and tables of data. These tools are used in research to develop, test, verify, adapt and extend theories as more data is taken or becomes available. They are used ... View full abstract»

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  • Stop that noise

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):35 - 39
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    The authors discuss electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and electromagnetic interference (EMI). After a brief look at the causes of EMI, they describe conductive coupling and electromagnetic radiative coupling. Career opportunities in EMC problem solving are looked at View full abstract»

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  • Applying virtual reality

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):16 - 18
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    Virtual reality (VR) immerses a user within a simulated three-dimensional environment. Still in its infancy, much remains to be done, but the field shows great promise. Computer processing speed, graphics, networks, and specialized peripherals all play a part in creating believable applications. In a full VR implementation, the user wears specialized goggles that substitute small video displays fo... View full abstract»

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  • Tinderboxes [conflicts of interest and social change]

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):23 - 24
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    Conflict doesn't have to be outright violence, it also includes: tension, hostility, competition and disagreement over goals and values. This is because society and, thus, individuals are in a constant state of change as their various needs and wants ebb and flow. According to conflict theorists, the only constant in life is conflict. It is a continuing and inevitable part of economic reality. Peo... View full abstract»

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  • No wires attached

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):28 - 33
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    This article is a brief overview of the GSM (global system for mobile communications) system. GSM is a wireless digital signaling network standard designed by standardization committees from the major European telecommunications operators and manufacturers. The GSM standard provides a common set of compatible services and capabilities to all mobile users across Europe. The basic requirements of GS... View full abstract»

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  • Fuzzy logic

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):10 - 15
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    Due to highly successful practical applications, developed primarily in Japan, fuzzy logic is receiving considerable attention. In this context, “fuzzy logic” is broadly viewed as a system for dealing with reasoning that is approximate rather than exact. In the narrow sense, the term refers to a generalization of the various many-valued logics. This narrow sense of fuzzy logic is not o... View full abstract»

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  • Wargaming

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):19 - 22
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    Military operations such as Desert Storm are not successful by accident. Leaders and soldiers spend years training for such contingencies. This training process increasingly includes time working with simulations and simulators. The simulation stresses their reactive and decision making capabilities, and gives them the opportunity to make mistakes with consequences that are not lethal. The militar... View full abstract»

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  • Telephoning

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):25 - 27
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    Invented over 100 years ago, the telephone is perhaps the most widely used form of long distance communication invented. Yet few people have more than even the foggiest notion of how it actually works. The main purpose of this report is to describe how the call is actually placed after the caller enters the telephone number. The paper will describe how a call is routed, how multiple calls can be p... View full abstract»

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