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CS175Intro - INFORMATION POLICY Prof.DianneMartin CS175...

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INFORMATION POLICY Prof. Dianne Martin CS 175
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What this course is not: Law Ethics Economics Sociology Focus - POLICY at all levels Are you a wonk?
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Defining our terms… Information defined: n 1: a message received and understood [syn: info] 2: a collection of facts from which conclusions may be drawn; "statistical data" [syn: data] 3: knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction 4: (communication theory) a numerical measure of the uncertainty of an outcome; "the signal contained thousands of bits of information" [syn: selective information, entropy] 5: formal accusation of a crime
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Claude Shannon (Information Theory) The fundamental unit of information is a yes-no situation 1 and 0 are binary digits -"bits." The fundamental unit of information is the bit Made the connection with Boolean Algebra
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Basic elements of any general communications system include 1. Source of information which is a transmitting device that transforms the information or "message" into a form suitable for transmission by a particular means. 2.
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2009 for the course CS 175 taught by Professor C.martin during the Fall '09 term at GWU.

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CS175Intro - INFORMATION POLICY Prof.DianneMartin CS175...

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