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Optics and information theory [book review]

Posner, Edward C. (1978) Optics and information theory [book review]. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 14 (8). p. 632. ISSN 0018-9197. doi:10.1109/JQE.1978.1069842.

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This book attempts to fill a gap in undergraduate engineering and physics education by surveying information theory and then relating it to optical communication. Unfortunately, the book suffers from severe defects which render it useless or worse. The defects can be classified into three types: incorrectness, triviality, and irrelevance. These will be treated in turn.

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Issue or Number:8
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Official Citation:E. Posner, "Optics and information theory," in IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 14, no. 8, pp. 632-632, August 1978. doi: 10.1109/JQE.1978.1069842
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