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IEEE Spectrum

Volume 14 Issue 7 • July 1977

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Inside front cover]

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  • Contents

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  • [Advertisements]

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):2 - 5
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  • Conference calendar

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):6 - 8H
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  • News from Washington

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 9
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  • Energy report

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 10
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  • Forum

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  • The engineer at large

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 14
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  • Scanning the Institute

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  • Spectral lines: Midyear report

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 17
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    Articles you liked. During the past 12 months, readers have “voted” for Spectrum articles of top interest (some 57 000 votes altogether), using the Reader Service Cards inside the back cover. The top-rated articles in each issue were: • Nuclear power plant safety (May 1976) • The explosion at 27 MHz (May 1976) • The Vikings are coming (June 1976) • In support of megastructures (July 1976) • The ci... View full abstract»

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  • The pervasive microprocessor: Trends and prospects: The progressive EE cannot afford to overlook new microprocessor technologies and applications. The author, an expert, tells why

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):18 - 25
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    As microprocessors diffuse into a myriad of applications in factories and offices, and in the automobiles and homes of ordinary citizens, semiconductors and the related industries that spawned these processors-on-a-chip have been undergoing profound changes. Requirements for the great circuit complexity called for in microcomputer-system elements — processors, memories, and input-output circuits —... View full abstract»

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  • Magnetic tape: A high performer: Magnetic tape has evolved into a highly effective medium for high-density and low-cost-per-bit data recording

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):26 - 31
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    Discusses the codes and conversion techniques that allow high-density recording of digital signals, and also explains some of the basic techniques involved in digital recording. And, since all of the more sophisticated uses of magnetic tape are based on a background of analog-signal recording, this article begins by taking a closer look at some of the fundamentals of that technology. View full abstract»

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  • Nuclear fusion: Focus on Tokamak: U.S. engineers and physicists will team to attempt commercial demonstration by the year 2000

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):32 - 39
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    The general aspects of fusion power systems as well as some approaches to their development, are addressed from the viewpoints of engineering and technology. Focusing on a conceptual fusion power plant design, topics such as structure, materials and maintenance as well as environmental, safety, and economic factors are dealt with. Still in common with all such large-scale undertakings that try to ... View full abstract»

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  • Where the EE works: Is your “cubbyhole,” workbench, or office less than what you'd like it to be? Here are some suggestions

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):40 - 46
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    Cold, hot, stuffy, cramped, poorly lighted, lacking privacy, disruptive to concentrated work effort… these are just a few of the complaints commonly lodged against engineering department “bull pens.” And adding glass-top partitions may only aggravate the situation. In this environment, the privacy game is played with five-drawer file cabinets scattered like pawns throughout the department's checke... View full abstract»

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  • Feedback from IEEE's long-range planning report: While the report may have largely failed as a blueprint for change, it has confirmed the Institute's need for advance planning

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):47 - 48
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    While the report may have largely failed as a blueprint for change, it has confirmed the Institute's need for advance planning. View full abstract»

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  • Report of the treasurer

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):49 - 51
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    General Fund operations in 1976 saw a reversal of the financial deficits experienced in 1974 and 1975. While this was in part due to the increase in dues, which became effective in 1976, a great deal of credit must be given to the financial policies of the Board of Directors, which were very effectively implemented by the General Manager and his staff. View full abstract»

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  • Auditors' report

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):52 - 54
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  • New and recent IEEE publications

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):55 - 59
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  • Book reviews

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):60 - 61
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  • Meetings

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  • New product applications

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s):65 - 70
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  • News from industry

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 71
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  • News from the regions

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  • Spectrum's hardware review

    Publication Year: 1977, Page(s): 74
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