Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
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Subject: Re: How does a mixer work?
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Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2002 08:07:50 +0100
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"James Meyer" wrote in message
> On Wed, 23 Oct 2002 16:39:49 +0100, "Kevin Aylward"
> >"James Meyer" wrote in message
> >> You didn't read the terms very well, did you. I will send you a
> >> tone whose frequency represents the amount I owe you. I don't have
> >send you
> >> more than one tone.
> >Same difference. The setup requires at least two frequencies then,
> >for zero payment, and at least one other to code an amount. The rest
> >the argument is the same.
> >Kevin Aylward
> No. I agreed to send you ONE tone.
I don't think your clear on what this really means.
The frequency of which represented
> the amount that I'd pay you. That's not binary, it's unary.
This makes no sense. If the information is coded in the frequency its a
multy bit signal, i.e. 1001Hz for $1001, 1002Hz for $1002. Its certainly
not a one state signal. The number of bits being related the frequency
resolution that you can achieve. The tighter the resolution, the more
bits, however, then it will take longer to decode them. It all govened
> If I sent you one full AM signal modulated with a 1,000 Hz tone then
> that would mean that I agree to pay you 1,000 dollars.
And if you sent *no* tone that would mean that you did not agree to pay
me. You must have two states. You either agree to pay me, or you don't.
If your going to pay name anyway, there is no point in sending the
message. It would be redundant. There *must* be a choice. No choice
means no information.
At some point you have to switch the tone on to tell me. If there is
zero BW, it will take forever.
>You say that the carrier
> conveys no information so I eliminated it. You also said that a
signal with no
> amplitude variations conveys no information so I eliminated both
> amplitude sidebands. Now, how much do I owe you?
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