Accession Number:

AD0269567

Title:

NOISE AND RANDOM PROCESSES

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NEW YORK UNIV N Y SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE

Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The theory of noise and random processes in electronic devices was developed in two stages. The first stage spanning the two decades following 1918 brought about the understanding of the nature and effects of noise in vacuum tubes and circuits. The second stage, initiated by Wiener in the early 1940s, established the theoretical basis for synthesizing systems which optimized the transmission and detection of signals in the presence of noise. While the detailed discussion of the detection of weak signals in the presence of noise is contained in a separate paper on information theory, this subject is discussed briefly to demonstrate the similarity in the underlying concepts of optimum transmission and detection. The literature on the subject of noise and random processes is so extensive as to make complete coverage impractical. Only highlights and significant stepping stones in the development of the theory are described. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE