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Name: Channel Capacity
ID: m10173
Language: English (en)
Summary: A discussion of channels and how much information can be sent through a channel reliably.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: channel, channel capacity, information theory, transmission
Document Type: -//CNX//DTD CNXML 0.5 plus MathML//EN
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 1.0

Authors: Behnaam Aazhang (
Copyright Holders: Behnaam Aazhang (
Maintainers: Dinesh Rajan (, Mohammad Borran (, Roy Ha (, Shawn Stewart (, Behnaam Aazhang (

Latest version: 2.8 (history)
First publication date: Jul 6, 2001 12:00 am -0500
Last revision to module: Oct 26, 2005 8:32 pm -0500


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Version History

Version: 2.8 Oct 26, 2005 8:32 pm -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom
mi to mo where needed

Version: 2.7 Sep 13, 2004 8:23 pm -0500 by Charlet Reedstrom
updated module to cnxml-0.5, fixed typos, removed old mode attribute on math tag and hardcoded number in name tag

Version: 2.6 Jan 7, 2004 9:50 am -0600 by Adan Galvan
added maintainer

Version: 2.5 Aug 12, 2002 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Updated to cnxml 0.4

Version: 2.4 Feb 9, 2002 12:00 am -0600 by (Unknown)
Authors updated

Version: 2.3 Jul 19, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Added graphics

Version: 2.2 Jul 11, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Added keywords, links, and abstract.

Version: 2.1 Jul 9, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
First draft of module

Version: 2.0 Jul 6, 2001 12:00 am -0500 by (Unknown)
Added initial template for new module m10173

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