Approved products on their own are not always
enough for successful exporting.
A good knowledge of the relevant standards
and the special characteristics of the market for
the application must be taken into account in
addition to the approved products themselves.
A check list may help to clarify important
questions and take them into account at the
quotation stage. After a system is completed,
any special requirements that were not taken
into account in the engineering stage may
require a high level of cost and time for their
The financial markets touch all of our lives. If you didn’t believe that in
years past, you surely do now after the tumultuous events of the late
The workings and integrity of those markets are vital to our increasingly
global and interconnected economies.
If you’ve chosen a career that involves working in the securities industry,
you have a front-row seat in a dynamic and sometimes unpredictable field.
George (Tres) Arnett and I met many years ago at Yale University where
we both studied economics.
Microsoft@ Excel is a ‘number crunching’ application with the
accountant as its primary target. However, it also provides the
scientist or engineer with a very powerful computational tool.
True, there are more sophisticated mathematical applications, such
as Mathematica, MathCAD, Maple, etc., but none are as widely
available as Microsoft Excel.
Digital Signal Processors
Until now we have assumed that all the computation necessary for DSP applications could be performed either using pencil and paper or by a generalpurpose computer. Obviously, those that can be handled by human calculation are either very simplistic or at least very low rate. It might surprise the uninitiated that general-purpose computers suffer from the same limitations.