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Information and measurement / J.C.G. Lesurf
Bib ID 2110441
Format BookBook
Author
Lesurf, J. C. G. (James Christopher George)
 
Description Bristol, England ; Philadelphia : Insittute of Physics Publishing, 1995 
p. cm. 
ISBN 0750303085
Summary

Information and Measurement provides a readable introduction to the concepts and techniques of information theory, instrumentation and measurement. Information technology is arguably the most important scientific topic needed for understanding and participating in our increasingly complex technological society. Using simple physical argument, and extensive concrete examples, such as the Compact Disc audio system, the book shows how theory can be put into practice. The coverage is broad and includes topics often taught on different courses. It includes the basic mathematical, physical and engineering concepts required, and the author demonstrates their links and uses in his customary clear style. The approach adopted, and selection of topics included, will make this an invaluable book for a wide range of readers who have previously had to forage through the literature for relevant material.

Full contents
  • Ch. 1. Where does information come from?
  • Ch. 2. Signals and messages
  • Ch. 3. Noise
  • Ch. 4. Uncertain measurements
  • Ch. 5. Surprises and redundancy
  • Ch. 6. Detecting and correcting mistakes
  • Ch. 7. The sampling theorem
  • Ch. 8. The information carrying capacity of a channel
  • Ch. 9. The CD player as an information channel
  • Ch. 10. The CD player as a measurement system
 
Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Information technology.
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