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Limits of Communication

  • John R. Barry
  • Edward A. Lee
  • David G. Messerschmitt

Abstract

In the late 1940’s, Claude Shannon of Bell Laboratories developed a mathematical theory of information that profoundly altered our basic thinking about communication, and stimulated considerable intellectual activity, both practical and theoretical. This theory, among other things, gives us some fundamental boundaries within which communication can take place. Often we can gain considerable insight by comparing the performance of a digital communication system design with these limits

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Mutual Information Channel Capacity Conditional Entropy Additive Gaussian Noise Gaussian Channel 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Barry
    • 1
  • Edward A. Lee
    • 2
  • David G. Messerschmitt
    • 2
  1. 1.Georgia Institute of TechnologyUSA
  2. 2.University of California at BerkeleyUSA

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