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Information Measurement II. On Minimum Conditions of Energy Order Applied to Elementary Signals

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A minimum order energy law is derived for the wave events of structural information theory, which is complementary to the maximum entropy law of (communication) information theory. Information is derived in the sense of both gain in knowledge and organizing power – a definition warranted by the basic observation that a binary decision is possible utilizing wave fields defined as elementary signals. Entropy is only maximized if the actual events on which the hypotheses of transmission theory are based are of minimum energy order. This result has applications in the design of optimum two dimensional displays for transmission.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 December 1976

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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