Theory of communication. Part 1: The analysis of information

  title={Theory of communication. Part 1: The analysis of information},
  author={Dennis Gabor},
  journal={Journal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers - Part III: Radio and Communication Engineering},
  • D. Gabor
  • Published 1 November 1946
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of the Institution of Electrical Engineers - Part III: Radio and Communication Engineering
Hitherto communication theory was based on two alternative methods of signal analysis. One is the description of the signal as a function of time; the other is Fourier analysis. Both are idealizations, as the first method operates with sharply defined instants of time, the second with infinite wave-trains of rigorously defined frequencies. But our everyday experiences?especially our auditory sensations?insist on a description in terms of both time and frequency. In the present paper this point… 

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