Volume 13 Issue 12 • Dec. 1976

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  • Contents

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 1
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  • [Front matter]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):2 - 5
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  • Meetings

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):6 - 11
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):12 - 16
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 17
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):18 - 19
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  • Forum

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):20 - 24
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  • Spectral lines: Where do we go from here?

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):25 - 26
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    Those faithful Spectrum readers who are unfortunate enough not to be regular subscribers to the Proceedings of the IEEE missed a fascinating issue of that journal, the September issue, devoted to “Two Centuries in Retrospect.” A joint venture of engineers and historians, the guest editors, J. D. Ryder and J. E. Brittain, identify it as an experiment in intellectual collaboration that was made poss... View full abstract»

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  • Consumer electronics: Electronic gamesmanship: It's man vs. microcircuit as video games entertain by challenging human skill (now) and intellect (soon)

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):27 - 30
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    Reviews the principle and types of electronic home video game units available. View full abstract»

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  • Medical electronics: Coming: The era of telemedicine: Interactive audio/video telediagnosis is proven viable in both Government- and privately-funded experiments

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):31 - 36
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    Telemedicine-the use of telecommunications to facilitate health-care delivery over large distances-is an attractive technology that promises to help solve the problem of geographic maldistribution of medical facilities and personnel. Telemedicine encompasses the practice of diagnostic medicine through the use of telecommunications technology to substitute for in-person contact between patient and ... View full abstract»

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  • Energy: Europe: Tilting toward fusion: Today the French Phenix breeder scores well; tomorrow, fusion seems the byword

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):37 - 41
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    Both France and the United Kingdom have continued to play an active role in developing nuclear technology. This article summarizes the present status of several key aspects of nuclear power in these countries. View full abstract»

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  • Career development: An EE for all seasons: High performers step progressively through a series of four distinct career stages while others stagnate along the way

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):42 - 46
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    Sit down with some engineers, at different stages in their careers, and you're likely to hear statements like those ballooning from the mouths of the engineers below. View full abstract»

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  • Inside IEEE

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):47 - 50
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    Individual members of the Institute, as well as all IEEE organizational units, are invited to submit the names of candidates to be considered for appointment to the following 1978 standing committees and boards: View full abstract»

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  • Personal business: Tax tips for EEs: Can you deduct residential expenses for doing business at home? New provisions of the tax law are explained

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):51 - 54
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    Many electrical engineers have become accustomed to claiming deductions on residential expenses incurred from doing business in their homes. For some, an office at home is merely an extension of the workday — they can justifiably argue that they cannot suddenly turn off their creativity when the clock strikes five and, therefore, their salaried income should be prorated against their office-at-hom... View full abstract»

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  • New product applications

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):55 - 58
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    A completely packaged low-priced microcomputer system for OEM applications: The “System 80/10,” a completely packaged low-priced microcomputer system, includes a resident memory, programmable I/O, system monitor, power supplies, and an OEM front panel. The system can be expanded with the addition of up to three optional memory and/or I/O expansion boards. Software can be developed for specific OEM... View full abstract»

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  • Applications literature

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):59 - 75
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    Theory of short-term frequency-stability measurements: This eight-page note discusses the problem off short-term frequency stability of microwave signal sources. The basic nature off short-term stability is explained. This is followed by a review off basic frequency-modulation theory from which equations are derived for use in calculating short-term stability. Practical measurement off short-term ... View full abstract»

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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):76 - 78
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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 79
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  • News from region 1

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):81 - 95
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  • In future issues

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 95
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  • Index to advertisers

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):96 - 97
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  • [Advertisements]

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