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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 33 Issue 8 • August 1996

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  • IEEE Spectrum [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): c1
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  • Newslog

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):6 - 8
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  • Managing Software Development [Book review]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 11
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  • Out of Humor [Book review]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):11 - 14
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  • Recent books

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):14 - 60T3
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):16 - 60E10
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  • Toward a postmodern, quantum-gravitational ruckus [Technically Speaking]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 20
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  • Washington watch

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 20T1
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  • Automotive electrical systems circa 2005

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):22 - 27
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    Demands for better fuel economy and more electric power are driving cars to multiple higher voltages. In the next 10 years the electrical systems in some luxury automobiles will be so changed as to be almost unrecognizable. Although they will doubtless employ the old reliable 12 V lead-acid battery, their loads will be driven by a variety of voltages, both AC and DC, perhaps derived from a single ... View full abstract»

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  • Entrepreneurial women engineers

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):28 - 37
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  • Pioneering electricity reform in South America

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):38 - 44
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    The transformation in the electric energy sector in South America began in 1982, when Chile formalized an electric power reorganization. Argentina followed suit in 1992, then Peru in 1993, Bolivia and Colombia in 1994, and finally, Brazil and Venezuela. This article discusses the restructuring of power sectors in South America and Europe, and gives a viewpoint on the computerized grid-control need... View full abstract»

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  • Lessons from the UK and Norway

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):45 - 49
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    There is more than one way to privatise a nation's electric power industry. Britain's new system, for instance, is highly centralized. It has a mandatory pool for purchasers and generators of electricity-and essentially just two generators-plus a privately owned transmission system operator and a single regulator with czar-like powers. Norway's restructured power industry, in contrast, is decentra... View full abstract»

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  • It's put up or shut up for grid controls

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):50 - 51
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    Electric power restructuring means that energy management systems (EMS) will have to work and work well-but can existing technologies and the industry infrastructure meet the challenge? The author answers this question by looking at accountability and accounting, tracking of power exchanges, data archiving of system operation for billing, and the EMS market and its problems and successes. View full abstract»

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  • Smoother sailing [ship design and control]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):52 - 59
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    Advanced designs and controls for ships traveling at up to 70 km/h offer attractive transport options and passenger comfort even in rough seas. In particular the author discusses the design of the HSS 1500 catamaran which uses jet engines for propulsion, the FastShip Atlantic (also using gas turbines), and large cargo ships for Asia's Pacific coast based on hydrofoils and air-cushioned catamarans.... View full abstract»

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  • Faults & failures

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 60
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    Downtime and outages on the Internet are eliciting louder criticism as the number of users of the information highway doubles every six months and service providers respond by rushing to expand the infrastructure. Back in the 1970s, a mistyped backslash might have denied network access to a few hundred university students. Today's errors can take out hundreds of thousands of users, reaping worldwi... View full abstract»

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  • EEs' tools & toys

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):61 - 62
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  • Major math updates [software reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):64 - 66
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  • Web sights

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 75
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  • Coming in Spectrum

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s): 80
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