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The physics of noise / Edoardo Milotti.

Author/Creator:
Milotti, Edoardo author.
Publication:
Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color)
Series:
IOP (Series). Release 6.
IOP concise physics 2053-2571.
[IOP release 6]
IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
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Subjects:
Noise.
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Biography/History:
Edoardo Milotti is Professor of Physics at the University of Trieste, Italy. After working mostly in experimental particle physics, he has also authored papers on noise processes in physics, and on the physics of cancer. His longtime research interests are in the direction of the analysis of experimental data and in the modeling of complex phenomena. He has published over 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He lives in Trieste, Italy, with his wife Alessandra.
Summary:
For a physicist, "noise" is not just about sounds, but refers to any random physical process that blurs measurements, and in so doing stands in the way of scientific knowledge. This book deals with the most common types of noise, their properties, and some of their unexpected virtues. The text explains the most useful mathematical concepts related to noise. Finally, the book aims at making this subject more widely known and to stimulate the interest for its study in young physicists.
Contents:
1. Cosmic noise
1.1. Radio waves from the sky
1.2. The noise of the cosmos
2. What is noise?
2.1. Deterministic and random signals
2.2. Statistical properties of noise
2.3. A broad classification of common types of noise
2.4. A few comments on the physicist's noise and the mathematician's noise
3. Mathematical models of noise
3.1. Fourier transforms
3.2. Energy carried by a signal
3.3. The power spectrum
3.4. The autocorrelation function and the Wiener-Kintchine theorem
3.5. The power spectrum of noise processes
3.6. Brownian motion
3.7. Thermal noise
3.8. Shot noise
3.9. 1/f noise
3.10. The pitfalls of power spectra
4. The science of Johnson noise
4.1. The Boltzmann constant
4.2. Noise temperature of a radio telescope
5. Final remarks
6. Further reading.
Notes:
"Version: 20191001"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
Title from PDF title page (viewed on November 18, 2019).
Contributor:
Institute of Physics (Great Britain), publisher.
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Print version:
ISBN:
9781643277684
9781643277660
9781643277653
OCLC:
1128001602
Publisher Number:
10.1088/2053-2571/ab3c46 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.