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Smith, Robert (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Vol. 70, No. 6 (March 1966)

For your personal library. . .,   pp. 40-41


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The Progranmrer's Fortran II and IV: A
  Complete Reference by Charles P.
  I ,ccht, Director, Advanccd Computer
  Techniq ues Corporation. 162 pages;
  8' 2 x I l; McGraw-Hill; $7.95. Pub-
  lication date: February, 1966.
  Thc Prograonnmer's Fortran II a0(1 IV,
a1 comnpletc (detaile(l reference source on
the FORTRAN 11 and IV languages, is
the only refercnce source incorporating
both languages in such a way as to de-
fine (eachl ind(lepel(lendtly and  indicate
those characteristics which are different
between them. In great detail, the author
shows clearly and completely the full
extent, meaning, anld limitation of each
type of statement in FORTRAN II and
FORTRAN IVk. T1he book is organized
inl a simple, easily read format which
makes the differences between the two
FORTRAN languages easily discernible.
  Designed specifically as a working ref-
erence,  the  book  contains  examples
within the explanation of each FORT-
RAN instruction, as well as in the glos-
sary of terms ( Appendix I), and it is
arranged alphabetically to facilitate ref-
erence. Sta tements within the FORT-
RAN language which have never before
been described in such detail are in-
cltm(lu(d. The book is an invaluable aid to
all programmers, engineers, and scien-
tists who are familiar with the FORT-
RAN  language but have difficulty ap-
plying  it to a specific  programming
task.
  In anldition to the glossary, The Pro-
gramocrn s Fortran II and IV contains
two  other appendixes-FORTRAN
Built-in F.,'unctions and Library Func-
tions, and  FORTRAN     Symbols with
L'Equivalent Codes.
  Charles P. Leeht, founder of Ad-
vanced Computer Techniques, began his
career in thle computer field as a pro-
gramomer for IB1M1. Later he joined the
IMassachusetts Institute of Technology
lincoln L.aboratory as a technical Staff
N>lcolx, xwhere lhe worked on the sys-
tenms dlesign, analysis, ainni programmuig
of the SA(GE dlata reduction effort. He
lhas taiught at P'urdlue an( Cooper Union,
and he taught in IB3NM's edlucation pro-
granm at  .I.TIT. Mr. Lecht has delivered
lectures on computer technology in the
ITImited States an1d 1Lutirope.
How to Become a Professional Engineer,
  2/, bay johin ID. Constance, P. .., En-
  (ginceeriver Registration Consultant. 286
  pages plus  index; 37   illustrations;
  .;'s x 8; NIe-Graw-Hill: $7.50. Publi-
  cation (late: January, 1966.
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  How to Become a Professional En-
gineer, 2/e, has been completely revised
and updated to reflect the thinking of
and experience sought by all state boards
of examiners in licensing professional
engineers. The book provides scope,
orientation, and direction for engineers
who seek registration, it brings together
all information that the applicant can
use to prepare his application record,
and it explains the pitfalls he should
avoid when sitting for the written ex-
amination. New material has been added
to the appendix for those Canadian and
foreign engineers who seek licensure in
the United States.
  The book, replete with illustrative ma-
terial, provides various checklists, the
bar chart of state examination dates,
state-by-state variations in qualification
requirements and     examination  pro-
cedures, the historical evolution of the
engineers' licensing  system  and  the
variations in examination emphasis from
EIT to the recognized eminence cate-
gory. Interwoven with technical require-
ments for licensure is a clear and con-
vincing presentation of the ethical at-
tributes that complement the professional
engineer.
  The chapter topics of How to Become
a Professional Engineer are: Develop-
ing a Professional Career; Why Engi-
neers' Registration; What is Professional
Engineering; Summary of State Regis-
tration Laws; Engineer-in-Training Pro-
gramn;  Requirements for Registration;
What is Qualifying Experience; Criteria
for Evaluating Experience; Writing up
Your Experience Record; The Written
Examination; How to Prepare for the
Written Examination; What to Look for
in Refresher Courses; Multiple Registra-
tion; Eminence-Open Door to Registra-
tion; Oral Examination; The Engineer's
Seal.
  The Appendix includes updated ad-
dresses of state boards of examiners and
addresses of their Canadian counter-
parts; current lists of ECPD and New
York State Board accredited engineer-
ing  schools;  recommended   reference
texts and special study aids; and samples
of experience records credited by boards
of examiners.
  John D. Constance, P.E., has been
preparing engineers for licensure in the
various states for over 20 years. He is
associated with refresher courses and
orientation work of ASME, IEEE, and
ASCE and has conducted refresher
courses for these societies as well as for
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a recognized authority and guidance
counselor in this field, has written many
articles and books on the subject. He is
a graduate chemical engineer (New York
University) with many years of indus-
trial experience in design and operation.
  Further information on both of the
above books may be obtained from the
McGraw-Hill Book Information Service,
327 West 41st Street, New York, New
York 10036.
     N/C Drafting Machine
       (Continued from page 32)
ings which the system is capable
of.
  The coming of N/C to drafting
brings with it freedom for tech-
nical personnel. Engineers are
freed from   tedious drafting jobs.
They   are able to   concentrate
their efforts on   the  process of
engineering.
              REFERENCES
1. "Automatic Drafting and Plotting
   Units Produce Drawings from Digital
   Information." Iron and Steel Engineer,
   41 (April, 1964), 166.
2. The Gerber Scientific Instrument
   Company. "Automatic Drafting on
   Low-Cost Unit." Iron Age, 193 (March
   12, 1964), 148.
3. The Gerber Scientific Instrument
   Company. Comprehensive Automatic
   Drafting Systems/Series 600. 1964.
4. The Gerber Scientific Instrument
   Company. Comprehensive Automatic
   Drafting Systems/Series 1000. 1964.
5. The Gerber Scientific Instrument
   Company. A Short Form Catalog of
   Graphic Data Reduction, Film Reduc-
   tion, and Plotting. 1964.
6. Hoydle, C. W. Design by Numerical
   Control. Technical Paper 581. ASTME
   Creative Manufacturing Seminars,
   1964.
7. Johnson, W. B. "Automatic Drafting."
   Tool and Manufacturing Engineering,
   51 (July, 1963), 47-49.
8. Wilson, Frank W. NUMERICAL
   CONTROL IN MANUFACTURING.
   McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1963.
          Campus News
      (Continued from page 39)
Dean of the College of Engineer-
ing at Wisconsin. Work on the proj-
ect was started at Argonne in the
summer of 1964 with Dr. Ernest
D. Klema, Chairman of the De-
partment of Engineering Sciences
at Northwestern University, serv-
ing as coordinator.
  The AMU-Argonne high voltage
electron microscope laboratory, as
proposed, would be the first large
scale undertaking to be planned
jointly from its earliest stages by a
group of participating universities
and Argonne. The installation
would be used primarily for bio-
logical and metallurgical research
and for electron microscope de-
velopment. Design and construc-
tion costs of the entire facility,
which has not yet been formally
authorized, would be approxi-
mately $5,000,000.
THE WISCONSIN ENGINEER


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