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Information and Measurement

1st Edition

By J.C.G Lesurf

CRC Press

310 pages

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Information technology is arguably the most important scientific topic needed for understanding and participating in our increasingly complex technological world. Using simple physical arguments and extensive examples, Information and Measurement, Second Edition shows how this theory can be put into practice. Twice awarded the UK National Metrology Prize by the National Physical Laboratory for his outstanding contributions to measurement science and technology, the author includes the basic mathematical, physical, and engineering concepts required, illustrating their interrelationship in a clear, concise manner. The broad coverage includes topics taught in a variety of courses.

This book will be an invaluable study aid for senior undergraduate and graduate students in physics, electrical engineering, and computer science, specifically studying instrumentation, measurement science, and information science. It will also be a useful reference for practicing scientists and engineers.

Table of Contents

Where does information come from?

Signals and messages


Uncertain measurements

Surprises and redundancy

Detecting and correcting mistakes

The sampling theorem

The information carrying capacity of a channel

The CD player as an information channel

The CD player as a measurement system

Oversampling, noise shaping, and digital filtering

Analog or digital?

Sensors and amplifiers

Power coupling and optimum S/N

Signal averaging

Phase sensitive detection

Synchronous integration

Data compression

Data thinning

Chaos rules!

Spies and secret messages

One bit more

What have we here?

Time and frequency

Frequency measurement systems

Appendix 1: Solutions to numerical questions

Appendix 2: Programs


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics