Vol.11 n°13 december 1986

Vol.11 n°13 december 1986

p.2 Contents

FEATURES

p.84 INTRODUCTION

p.87 CIARCIA'S CIRCUIT CELLAR: BUILD THE GT180 COLOR GRAPHICS BOARD, PART 2: HARDWARE

Steve provides a description of the major VLSI components and includes the hardware schematic.

[author : Steve Ciarcia]

p.102 PROGRAMMING PROJECT: USING DOS FUNCTIONS FROM TURBO PASCAL

You may never need to write another line of assembly language code.

[author : Douglas F. Yriart]

p.113 PROGRAMMING INSIGHT: A PROGRAM FOR APPROXIMATING INTEGRALS

By using Aitken extrapolation. you can approximate integrals with increased precision.

[author : David M. Smith]

p.127 DEBUGGING MACINTOSH APPLICATIONS

The standard principles of debugging apply. but the Mac's toolbox routines present some unique problems.

[author : Joel West]

p.143 LOCAL EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Two programs calculate the effects of an atomic blast on your surroundings.

[author : John R. Fanchi]

THEME: GRAPHICS ALGORITHMS

p.158 INTRODUCTION

p.161 HENON MAPPING WITH PASCAL

Use iterative simulations to study the behavior of physical systems.

[author : Gordon Hughes]

p.181 ABSTRACT MATHEMATICAL ART

The author's BASIC program explains how to find the hidden structures known as "one-dimensional cellular automata."

[author : Kenneth E. Perry]

p.193 THE TMS34010 GRAPHICS SYSTEM PROCESSOR

A bit-addressable graphics engine with an on-chip instruction cache.

[author : Carrell R. Killebrew Jr.]

p.207 PLOTTING THE MANDELBROT SET

Fractals used for modeling can create intriguing displays.

[author : Peter B. Schroeder]

p.215 GRAPHING QUADRIC SURFACES

Some techniques that allow you to simulate 3-D graphics in color.

[author : George Haroney]

p.225 FREE-FORM CURVES ON YOUR MICRO

Implement Bezier and B-spline curves for interactive graphics.

[author : Steve Enns]

REVIEWS

p.234 INTRODUCTION

p.237 REVIEWER'S NOTEBOOK

[author : Jon Edwards]

p.239 FOUR IBM PC AT CLONES

Offerings from Epson, Western, and Zenith.

[author : Wayne Rash Jr.]

p.249 THE HERCULES GRAPHICS CARD PLUS

An inexpensive general-purpose display card for the IBM Pc.

[author : Rich Malloy]

p.255 23 MODEMS

An evaluation of devices from several companies and their ability to handle impairments.

[author : Stephen Satchell]

p.265 PASCAL FOR THE IBM PC

Four compilers with various features.

[author : Namir Clement Shammas]

p.277 STELLA

Modeling and simulation software for the Macintosh.

[author : Stephen B. Robinson]

p.281 FLASH-COM

Electronic mail and communications software.

[author : Brock N. Meeks]

p.285 REVIEW FEEDBACK

Readers respond to previous reviews.

KERNEL

p.288 INTRODUCTION

p.291 COMPUTING AT CHAOS MANOR: THE FINAL FRONTIER

Jerry uses BIX to help plan an academy for space cadets.

[author : Jerry Pournelle]

p.305 ACCORDING TO WEBSTER: SEASON'S GREETINGS

Bruce's particular focus this month is the Amiga.

[author : Bruce Webster]

p.321 APPLICATIONS ONLY: STOCKING STUFFERS

A collection of programs that would make terrific gifts.

[author : Ezra Shapiro]

p.329 BYTE U.K.: THE U-MAN POTENTIAL

Dick looks at a computer for scientific users and a molecular modeling system.

[author : Dick Pountain]

BEST OF BIX

p.349 AMIGA

p.356 ATARI

p.362 IBM PC AND COMPATIBLES

p.370 MACINTOSH/APPLE II

p.376 APPLE IIGS

p.385 GRAPHICS

DEPARTMENTS

p.6 EDITORIAL: BYTE GETS FASTER

p.9 MICROBYTES

p.16 LETTERS

p.29 WHAT'S NEW

p.52 ASK BYTE

p.58 CIRCUIT CELLAR FEEDBACK

p.65 BOOK REVIEWS

p.81 EVENTS AND CLUBS

p.337 CHAOS MANOR MAIL

p.437 BOMB RESULTS

p.439 READER SERVICE

LISTINGS

p.320 FROM BIX

FROM BYTENET (617) 861-9764

ON DISK see card after 320

IN PRINT see card after 320