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A bibliography on noise

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This bibliography is an attempt to collect a reasonably complete set of references pertaining primarily to fluctuation type noise, characteristic of shot and thermal noise, up to the year 1954. Of necessity these references touch upon such diverse fields as electrical engineering, aerodynamics, quantum mechanics, mathematical statistics, and pure mathematics. Although the material has been divided into a number of broad categories, it should be pointed out that many references could appear with almost equal validity under more than one heading. The classification is somewhat arbitrary and the reader is advised to consider related topics in all cases. Within each category the items are arranged chronologically with respect to their appearance in print. The attempt has been made to survey as accurately as poss~ble the field in English, and to include as many pertment and accessible foreign-language articles as practicable. Because noise is the relentless and undesirable associate of intelligence transmitted or received by acoustical and electronic systems, it is essential for any proper theory of communication to provide suitable knowledge and methods for studying the physical properties of noise and its interaction with a desired signal. Not only is a successful technique of measurement required to control or lessen the noise, but also adequate information and theory is requisite to guide experiments and to interpret data. The purpose, therefore, of this bibliography is to present a coherent source of information references for the case of noise belonging primarily to the fluctuation type (random normal processes), rather than impulsive noise suc.h as atmospheric and solar static, the cataloguing of which would have been prohibitive due to the enormous number of publications of observations.

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IRE Transactions on Information Theory  (Volume:1 ,  Issue: 2 )