pp 1103-1104 December 2017 Editorial
pp 1105-1105 December 2017 Science Smiles
pp 1109-1110 December 2017 Article-in-a-Box
pp 1111-1153 December 2017 General Article
Hungarian born American chemist, George Andrew Olah wasa prolific researcher. The central theme of his career was thepursuit of structure and mechanisms in chemistry, particularlyfocused on electron-deficient intermediates. He leavesbehind a large body of work comprising almost 1500 papersand twenty books for the scientific community. Some selectedworks have been published in three aptly entitled volumes,Across Conventional Lines.
There is no way to capture the many contributions of Olah ina short essay. For this appreciation, we have chosen to highlightsome of those contributions that to our mind representa significant advance to the state of knowledge.
pp 1155-1174 December 2017 General Article
Knowing about Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)is imperative for engineers, scientists as well as civilians becauseof its wide range of applications in various fields, includingpersonal and vehicle navigation, aviation, defense,transportation, science, security, telecommunication, and survey.Global availability of signal and continuous service hasmade GNSS technology popular with a large number of users.This article covers various aspects of GNSS/GPS like architecture,working principle, signal structure and augmentation(GAGAN). The article also covers the Indian RegionalNavigation Satellite System (IRNSS) and its potentials.
pp 1175-1192 December 2017 General Article
Multi-core microprocessor is an interconnected set of independentprocessors called cores integrated on a single siliconchip. These processing cores communicate and cooperatewith one another to execute one or more programs faster thana single core processor. In this article we describe how andwhy these types of processors evolved. We also describe thebasics of how multi-core microprocessors are programmed.
pp 1193-1203 December 2017 General Article
This article explores some interesting relations betweenPythagorean means (arithmetic, geometric, and harmonicmeans) and the coefficients of performance of reversible Carnotmachines (heat engine, refrigerator, and heat pump) .
pp 1205-1211 December 2017 General Article
We present a ball game that can be continued as long as wewish. It looks as though the game would never end. But byapplying a result on trees, we show that the game nonethelessends in some finite number of moves. We then point out somedeep results on the natural number system connected withthe game.
pp 1213-1218 December 2017 Classroom
In this series of articles, the authors discuss various phenomenain fluid dynamics, which may be investigated via tabletopexperiments using low-cost or home-made instruments.The tenth article in this series demonstrates the use of thearea-minimization property of soap films in the computationof analog solutions to mathematical problems.
pp 1219-1219 December 2017 Information and Announcements
pp 1220-1220 December 2017 Information and Announcements
pp 1221-1221 December 2017 Flowering Trees