IEEE Spectrum

Volume 1 Issue 9 • Sept. 1964

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s): c1
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  • [Inside front cover]

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s): c2
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  • Contents

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  • List of staff

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • In memoriam: Hector R. Skifter

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s): 5
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  • The art of engineering

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):7 - 11
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    Portion of a computer print drum made from beryllium copper. The drum, after receiving a photo etch with alphabetic and numeric characters is used for the output mechanism of a line printer. Industrial Engraving Company of Easton, Pa., produces the drum. They make the engravings used in IEEE spectrum such as the one used to reproduce this illustration. View full abstract»

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  • Reflections

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):12 - 21
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    Accumulators in Electric Lighting. “One of the commonest, and perhaps the simplest applications of accumulators to lighting work is found in their employment in connection with direct isolated plants in factories, office buildings, etc. In illustration of the method of applying accumulators in such cases, we may select as a type of this class of lighting one of those office buildings common in New... View full abstract»

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  • News of the IEEE: National electronics conference for 1964 plans comprehensive program

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):22 - 45
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):46 - 52
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  • People

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):53 - 64
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  • Spectral lines

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s): 65
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    As Editor Ryder indicated in “Spectral Lines” last month, the Editorial Board of IEEE has recently reorganized its activities so that the editorial content of Proceedings and Spectrum are the responsibility of Boards of Consultants. Since the responsibility for chairing the Board of Consultants of Proceedings has been assigned to me, it seemed desirable to take the opportunity provided by the Edit... View full abstract»

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  • Common foundations underlying engineering and management

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):66 - 77
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    Because many of the engineer's chief problems have their origin in the management system, perhaps his philosophy should be applied to the management interface that couples engineering to the needs of society Management has been sharply distinguished from engineering in the literature even though both share common principles and philosophy. Although both management and engineering lie within the sc... View full abstract»

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  • Recent advances in radio astronomy

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):78 - 95
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    Although it is still in its infancy, the science of radio astronomy is providing many techniques for gaining invaluable information about the universe In 1931 Karl G. Jansky, a radio engineer at the Bell Telephone Laboratories, Holmdel, N.J., discovered radio waves of extraterrestrial origin while studying the direction of arrival of thunderstorm static at 20 Mc/s with a rotating beam antenna.<... View full abstract»

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  • The 'Quoddy question — Time and tide

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):96 - 118
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    For the third time in thirty years, a major effort is being made toward the realization of the sixth wonder of the modern world, the Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project Since the dawn of recorded history, man has been intrigued and puzzled by the phenomenon of the ocean tides that are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun. About every four weeks — at the time of the new moon — the sun... View full abstract»

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  • Better vocoders are coming

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):119 - 129
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    The present state of the art and possible future trends in vocoder development are discussed both on the basis of further improvement to standard techniques and with reference to new approaches Synthetic speech systems which are designed to accomplish economies in transmission, or to meet special military needs, traditionally have involved some degree of degradation in the process whenever they in... View full abstract»

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  • Project fist: Fault isolation by semiautomatic techniques: Part II — Detailed instrumentation

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):130 - 144
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    This second and final part of the article discusses the details of the FIST test instrument, examines the configurations of some typical transformation networks, and describes the stimulus generators, which are used to furnish the test signal when the normal signal input to a module is inadequate for test purposes The method for fault isolation by semiautomatic techniques developed at the National... View full abstract»

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  • Authors

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s): 145
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  • IEEE publications: Scanning the issues

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):146 - 147
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  • Advance abstracts

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):148 - 153
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    The IEEE publications listed below are abstracted in this issue. The publications will be available in the near future. Information on prices may be obtained from IEEE, Box A, Lenox Hill Station, New York, N.Y. 10021. Please do not request copies of individual articles as they are not available. View full abstract»

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  • Translated journals

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):154 - 159
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    Translated issues of four Russian and two Japanese publications are published, under National Science Foundation grants, by the IEEE with the assistance of Scripta Technica, Inc. Advance tables of contents of forthcoming translated issues and available reviews of selected papers from recent translated issues appear below. Subscription rates and further information are available from IEEE Special S... View full abstract»

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  • Special publications

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):160 - 165
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    The following listing includes titles of recently issued Special Publications available from IEEE for the prices quoted; M for members, N for nonmembers. Members may purchase one copy at the member rate; additional copies purchased are chargeable at the nonmember rate. Orders should be addressed to: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Box A, Lenox Hill Station, New York, N... View full abstract»

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  • Focal points: Television performance of ranger 7 compensates for previous disappointments

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):166 - 189
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    The six-camera television system of the Ranger 7 spacecraft was designed to provide a series of close-up views of the moon's terrain to assist in finding a landing site for future Apollo manned lunar missions. With the brilliant history-making success of the Ranger mission on July 31, the designers' hopes luminously materialized and a close-up glimpse of the moon's surface was brought to the livin... View full abstract»

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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):190 - 195
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  • Correspondence [3 items]

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):196 - 201
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    Provides comments by Alvin B. Kaufman on the article in the May issue, "Is Philosophy Off Limits" by Arthur B. Bronwell; comments by Larry Dwon on the editorial in the September 1963 issue of ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (page 549); and a selection of authentic quotations from the laboratory reports of sophomores and juniors at a well-known university, submitted for amusement and edification as examples... View full abstract»

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  • Index to advertisers

    Publication Year: 1964, Page(s):202 - 203
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