Expanding Your Microcomputer's Power

by M. Kevin Parfitt, Asst. Chf. Struct. Engr.; Basco Associates, York, Penna.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 8, Pg. 55

Document Type: Feature article


Microcomputers are becoming more versatile and dependable with each new generation of computer hardware and software. There are times, however, when the computational power of a microcomputer is not sufficient, or a more sophisticated computer program is required. Connection of your microcomputer to a time-sharing computer network can solve these problems in an economical and efficient manner. Civil engineering applications, program libraries and information data banks available through computer time-sharing networks are explored.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Computer software | Computers | Computer networks | Engineering education | Information management | Economic factors | Public buildings

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