Information Theory

Inquiry Unit

Information Theory

One of the traits that makes humans unique from other animals is our consciousness, the fact that we can remember concrete ideas, both actual memories and abstract thoughts. These brain activities are…

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A Mathematical Theory of Communication

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A Mathematical Theory of Communication

Information Theory Unit

Parts I & II By C.E. Shannon Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. With this paper, Claude Shannon provided the theoretical foundation for communication engineering. It describes how inform…

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Claude Shannon

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Claude Shannon

Information Theory Unit

Often noted as "the father of information theory". "The American mathematician and computer scientist who conceived and laid the foundations for information theory. His theories laid the ground…

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Error-Detecting and Correcting System (Patent)

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Error-Detecting and Correcting System (Patent)

Information Theory Unit

Richard W. Hamming, Morristown, and Bernard D. Holbrook, Madison, N.J., assignors to Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated, New York, N.Y., a corporation of New York Application January 11, 19…

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Make a Hand Drum

Hands-on Activity

Make a Hand Drum

Electronic Music Inquiry Unit

This hands-on activity shows how to make a hand drum that creates percussion sounds. Materials Mini Glue Gun and Glue Stick Hole Punch Drawing Compass Thread or Yarn (Waxed thread wor…

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