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Issue 3 • March 1983

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  • [Advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):1 - 3
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    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 2
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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 3
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    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):4 - 9
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):10 - 13
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):14 - 16
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  • Best bits: Applications of microprocessors: Micros replace hydraulics

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 17
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    Automobile factories have begun replacing hydraulic cylinders with microprocessorbased motors. View full abstract»

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  • Reflections

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Technically speaking

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):20 - 21
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    This column is intended as a commentary on the current commotions in the English language, with particular emphasis on the usages of our own technical community. Because few who care about the language are neutral, it will probably be seen as a laudable effort, badly misinformed, stunningly correct, dead wrong, essential, or trivia! Comments, commendations, and condemnations will be accepted. Read... View full abstract»

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):22 - 23
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 24
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Scanning the Institute

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 26
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):26 - 28
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  • Spectral lines: Evaluating the competition

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 29
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    ¿Although West's purposes were not illegal, they were sly, and he had no intention of embarrassing the friend who gave him permission to visit this room¿. The cabinet he opened contained the VAX's Central Processing Unit, known as the CPU ¿ the heart of the physical machine. In the VAX, twenty-seven printed-circuit boards, arranged like books on a shelf, made up this thing of things. West spent... View full abstract»

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  • Communications: Single-mode fibers outperform multimode cables: Successful field trials and imminent commercial use stem from high capacity and the need for fewer repeaters

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):30 - 38
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    The difference in transmission pattern gives single-mode fibers important advantages which includes a greater information-carrying capacity and the need for fewer repeaters. Some field trials using optical waveguides are discussed. Splicing of the fibers, losses through bending, dispersion, and sources and detectors for single-mode systems are also included. View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical engineering: The quest for the ultimate artificial heart: The Salt Lake City achievement is only the beginning; in the offing are smaller, lighter systems, and eventually a fully implantable electrohydraulic heart

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):39 - 44
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    Discusses the development of a fully functional artificial heart that is totally implanted in the body. The University of Utah heart system that sustains life for Dr. Clark is illustrated. In West Germany a similar but more compact air-driving system was built. It might be called the second stage in what seems to be a four-stage progression towards the ultimate artificial heart. The University of ... View full abstract»

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  • Microprocessors: Design case history: The Atari Video Computer System: By omitting lots of hardware, designers added flexibility and gave video-game programmers room to be creative

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):45 - 51
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    Discusses the development of the Atari Video Computer System for playing games. It is microprocessor based and consists of ROM in cartridges, 128 bytes of RAM and a television interface adapter. The flexible design allows the playing of games such as chess, baseball, Space Invaders, Pac-Man and other arcade games. View full abstract»

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  • Medical electronics: Watching the brain at work: Evoked potentials are a tool for neurologists and psychologists studying the brain's electrical activity

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):52 - 57
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    Discusses evoked potentials, a test designed to shed light on how electrical information travels about the brain. This test is basically a form of electroencephalogram (EEG) showering the brain's transient response to a particular stimulus, such as sound. The application of BEAM (brain electrical activity mapping), a technique for displaying evoked potentials and EEGs colour maps of the human head... View full abstract»

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  • Power/energy: Prospects for nuclear power: The nuclear power industry is improving plant operation and safety procedures and reducing maintenance costs as it hopes for a brighter political climate

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):58 - 63
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    Discusses the nuclear power industry efforts to improve plant operation, reduce downtime and maintenance costs and improve safety. Operators must have `global' control of the plant and such systems are under development together with a simulator and an experimental control room for pressurized-water reactors (PWRs). View full abstract»

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  • When tubes beat crystals: early radio detectors

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):64 - 69
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    Discusses the development of the crystal detector and the thermionic diode detector and compares their characteristics. These devices were associated with H. Dunwoody who espoused the crystal detector and J. Fleming who promulgated the vacuum tube detector. The DC characteristics of a variety of tubes and crystals was measured and plotted. View full abstract»

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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):70 - 71
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  • IEEE tables of contents

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):72 - 75
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  • Meeting previews

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s):76 - 79
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  • IEEE publications paper calls

    Publication Year: 1983, Page(s): 79
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