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What's bad and-surprise-what's good about noise, explicated by fuzzy-logic/neural-network doyen Kosko (Fuzzy Thinking, 1993; The Fuzzy Future, 1999). He begins with the bad: Noise as damager to hearing, trigger of stress and causer of birds and whales to change their tunes. He even provides chapter and verse on the laws governing public nuisance and trespass and proposes that cities generate noise maps in steps toward prevention. Then comes an exegesis on information theory, launched by Claude Shannon's 1948Heady reading from a polymath popularizer, but exhilarating nonetheless.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440627156
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/17/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Bart Kosko, a professor of electrical engineering at USC, holds degrees in law, philosophy, economics, mathematics, and engineering, and is the author of Fuzzy Thinking, Heaven in a Chip, Nanotime, and several textbooks. His writings appear in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Scientific American, and many other popular venues.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The war on noise 1
Ch. 2 Noise is a nuisance 27
Ch. 3 The nuisance that deafens 45
Ch. 4 White noise ain't so white 61
Ch. 5 Fighting noise with noise 105
Ch. 6 The zen of noise : stochastic resonance 145
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  • Posted May 10, 2009

    Noise by Teresa Tomeo

    The life of almost all Americans is the media like the Internet, TV, radio, blackberries, and iPods. The list goes on and on. The media distracts us from which is most important, and in many instances, actually fights against our good and noble goals in life.

    The Noise by Teresa Tomeo is about balancing the world of media and our lives. Teresa Tomeo, is a veteran broadcast journalist in both the Catholic and secular markets. In the book she talks the nine dominant forms of media, and how each can negatively impact our lives, the effects of TV on children and young adults both good and bad, how biased the media really are and how they can change someone's opinion. She talks about all these topics and how a Catholic deals with them.

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