Byte Magazine Vol.3 n°1 january 1978

p.3 In the Queue (table of contents)

Foreground

p.37 ADD MORE ZING TO THE COCKTAIL

[theme : Hardware] [author : Ciarcia]

p.58 A FLOPPY DISK INTERFACE

[theme : Hardware] [author : Allen]

p.94 THE WATERLOO RF MODULATOR

[theme : Hacks] [author : Banks]

p.161 MOUNTING A PAPER TAPE READER

[theme : Hardware] [author : Bryant]

Background

p.11 THE BRAINS OF MEN AND MACHINES: Biological Models for Robotics

[theme : Robotics] [author : Kent]

p.27 THE IRS AND THE COMPUTER ENTREPRENEUR

[theme : Taxes and Business] [author : Hughes]

p.84 THE MOTOROLA 6800 INSTRUCTION SET

[theme : Software] [author : Jessop]

p.86 A USER'S REACTION TO THE SOL-10 COMPUTER

[theme : Product Review] [author : Bumpous]

p.108 THE SECOND WORLD COMPUTER CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

[theme : Perfect Information Games] [author : Jennings]

p.122 STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING WITH WARNIER-ORR DIAGRAMS: Part 2

[theme : Software] [author : Higgins]

p.144 SIMULATION OF MOTION : Model Rockets and Other Flying Objects

[theme : Modelling] [author : Smith]

p.150 A NOVICE'S EYE ON COMPUTER ARITHMETIC

[theme : Numbers] [author : Ledder]

p.162 NOTES ON BRINGING UP A MICROCOMPUTER

[theme : Hardware] [author : Libes]

Nucleus

p.4 In This BYTE

p.6 What Is This Phenomenon Personal Computing?

p.36 Letters

p.120 BYTE's Bits

p.136, 160 Book Reviews

p.139 Clubs, Newsletters

p.165 Technical Forum: A Note on Advances in Technology

p.168 What's New?

p.190 Classified Ads

p.192 BOMB

p.192 Reader Service

In this BYTE

p.11 The compleat robotics experimenter must have a thorough background in biological models of behavior and control, as noted in November's editorial. With this issue, Ernest W Kent begins the first installment of a four part series with The Brains of Men and Machines, Part 1: Biological Models for Robotics. Dr Kent has provided readers with a thoroughly understandable introduction to a number of concepts essential to an understanding of the human brain and its simulation in robotic mechanisms. (Page 11)

p.27 Can the experimenter who runs a small computer business deduct the price of additional memory for the computer? What kind of tax records should the small business keep? If you've been thinking of opening your own small computer business, read Elizabeth M Hughes' The IRS and the Computer Entrepreneur for the answers to these and many more tax questions. (Page 27)

p.37 Last month, Steve Ciarcia described an inexpensive 8 channel digital voltmeter driven by a microcomputer. Read Add More Zing to the Cocktail in this month's Ciarcia's Circuit Cellar and find out how to add multiple ranges, AC and DC input capability and overvoltage protection to the basic circuit. (Page 37)

p.58 When designing a floppy disk interface, the experimenter is faced with the continuous battle of hardware versus software tradeoffs. David M Allen's A Floppy Disk Interface balances the two extremes and shows you how to get a floppy disk system up and running. (Page 58)

p.84 Paul M Jessop explores the functional organization of The Motorola 6800 Instruction Set showing Two Programming Points of View. (Page 84)

p.86 Robert Bumpous provides A User's Reaction to the SOL-l0 Computer in this issue. Learn a bit more about the Processor Technology computer's design and assembly procedures in Robert's article. (Page 86)

p.94 In what is probably the world's simplest such design, Walter Banks describes a neat hack, The Waterloo RF Modulator, used to convey digitally generated video information from a computer to a standard television set. (Page 94)

p.108 On a battlefield for (intellectual) titans, the forces of black versus white met recently in Toronto. Who won? It was the artificial intelligence experimenters, who demonstrated their nonartificial intelligence in constructing the programs entered in the Second World Computer Chess Championships, held last August during the IFIPS show. 16 programs met in logical conflict, with CHESS 4.6 conquering all to win the current title. Turn to Peter Jennings' article for a summary of the action. (Page 108)

p.122 In Structured Programming with Warnier-Orr Diagrams, Part 2: Coding the Program, David A Higgins uses the program design completed in part 1 and demonstrates how to efficiently turn a diagram into a working BASIC program. (Page 122)

p.144 Continuing the discussion of motion calculated with a personal com· puter, Stephen Smith's article Simulation of Motion: Model Rockets and Other Flying Objects turns to the need for simulating angular degrees of freedom and components of force along different di rections. (Page 144)

p.150 Are you uncertain as to how basic arithmetic operations such as multiplication and division are performed on your computer? If so, Wayne H Ledder's article A Novice's Eye on Computer Arithmetic may help you out. (Page 150)

p.161 Using the RAECO paper tape reader requ ires a mounting. See Jack Bryant's article on Mounting a Paper Tape Reader to see how this unit can be install ed in an SwTPC 6800's cabinet. (Page 161)

p.162 Building a homebrew system based on one of the many microprocessor chips available today is an interesting challenge. In Notes on Bringing up a Microcomputer, Sol Libes provides some general background information on the process of wiring and checking out a microcomputer based system. (Page 162)