, Claude Elwood Shannon
and Warren Weaver wrote The Mathematical Theory of Communication.
(ISBN 0252725484) This founded the modern discipline of information theory
. Thus it is possible to measure the amount of information in a message.
- C = bits per second - channel capacity,
- W = frequency - bandwidth,
- S/N = signal-to-noise ratio,
shows that there is a theoretical maximum amount of information that can be transmitted over a bandwidth
-limited carrier in the ever-present background noise