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Information theory

Richard E. Overill

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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A theory which seeks to describe, by means of mathematical equations, the properties and behaviour of systems for storing, processing and transmitting information. Here the term ‘information’ is interpreted broadly as covering not only messages transmitted via the familiar communications media (radio, television, telephone and computer networks), but also the signals (aural, visual and other sensory stimuli) by means of which an individual perceives its immediate environment or communicates with others.

One of the fundamental

Reference Entry.  1805 words. 

Subjects: Music

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