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Old February 20th 18, 09:33 AM posted to uk.rec.audio,uk.tech.digital-tv
Jim Lesurf[_2_]
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Just to let people know that I have now made freely available a PDF version
of the book I wrote mumble years ago on Information and Measurement. Can be
obtained from

http://jcgl.orpheusweb.co.uk/Informa...t_PDF_Book.pdf

The explanations use various examples like CD Players, etc, to illustrate
the underlaying methods and science.

Cheers,

Jim

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Old February 20th 18, 01:43 PM posted to uk.rec.audio,uk.tech.digital-tv
Bill Wright[_3_]
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On 20/02/2018 09:33, Jim Lesurf wrote:
Just to let people know that I have now made freely available a PDF version
of the book I wrote mumble years ago on Information and Measurement. Can be
obtained from

http://jcgl.orpheusweb.co.uk/Informa...t_PDF_Book.pdf

The explanations use various examples like CD Players, etc, to illustrate
the underlaying methods and science.

Cheers,

Jim

I doubt if I'll understand it but thanks anyway! It's good that a few
people are still prepared to share knowledge for its own sake.

Bill
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Old February 20th 18, 02:28 PM posted to uk.rec.audio,uk.tech.digital-tv
Jim Lesurf[_2_]
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In article , Bill Wright
wrote:
http://jcgl.orpheusweb.co.uk/Informa...t_PDF_Book.pdf

The explanations use various examples like CD Players, etc, to
illustrate the underlaying methods and science.

Cheers,

Jim

I doubt if I'll understand it but thanks anyway! It's good that a few
people are still prepared to share knowledge for its own sake.


It was written aimed at 'undergrad' levels. So does have 'hard sums'.

However both when I was a student, and a lecturer I realised that books
with more equations then text can be a bar to understanding. Indeed, can
hide that the *author* didn't actually understand something! [1] So I
deliberately included more text than many books on the topic. *And* used a
lot of diagrams and examples. I think/hope that helps people 'get the
idea'. That increases the chance they can sometimes use the maths because
they realise just what it is doing, and how.

In fact, I wrote it as an 'antidote' to books that seem to have been
written to please *lecturers* giving a course. Instead I wanted something
that the *students* might find of use/interest.

So I hope that even if someone has to skip the maths the text may make
various basic points clear.

I think it is the only text on Information that uses a flatiron and kitchen
scales as examples. 8-]

Jim

[1] I found more than one book on Information Theory (and Electromagnetics)
which use a 'mathematical' argument that is actually flawed as a basis for
'explaining' something. I fear each author was copying from earlier books,
assuming it was correct. Which may tell you something about them. :-)

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Old February 20th 18, 02:43 PM posted to uk.rec.audio,uk.tech.digital-tv
Peter Duncanson
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On Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:33:43 +0000 (GMT), Jim Lesurf
wrote:

Just to let people know that I have now made freely available a PDF version
of the book I wrote mumble years ago on Information and Measurement. Can be
obtained from

http://jcgl.orpheusweb.co.uk/Informa...t_PDF_Book.pdf

The explanations use various examples like CD Players, etc, to illustrate
the underlaying methods and science.

Cheers,

Jim


Thanks Jim. I've downloaded it.

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Old February 20th 18, 02:57 PM posted to uk.rec.audio,uk.tech.digital-tv
Indy Jess John
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On 20/02/2018 14:43, Peter Duncanson wrote:
On Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:33:43 +0000 (GMT), Jim Lesurf
wrote:

Just to let people know that I have now made freely available a PDF version
of the book I wrote mumble years ago on Information and Measurement. Can be
obtained from

http://jcgl.orpheusweb.co.uk/Informa...t_PDF_Book.pdf

The explanations use various examples like CD Players, etc, to illustrate
the underlaying methods and science.

Cheers,

Jim


Thanks Jim. I've downloaded it.

I have, too. I expect that some of it will go over my head but I have a
couple of days coming up with waiting time during the next fortnight, so
I will give it a try then.

Jim

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Old February 20th 18, 03:52 PM posted to uk.rec.audio,uk.tech.digital-tv
Dave W
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On 20/02/2018 09:33, Jim Lesurf wrote:
Just to let people know that I have now made freely available a PDF version
of the book I wrote mumble years ago on Information and Measurement. Can be
obtained from

http://jcgl.orpheusweb.co.uk/Informa...t_PDF_Book.pdf

The explanations use various examples like CD Players, etc, to illustrate
the underlaying methods and science.

Cheers,

Jim

I have downloaded it for later perusal. The margins are very wide -
maybe the book was a paperback - so I used Adobe Acrobat to crop the
pages and make another pdf from it, expanding the cropped pages to fill
A4. Now it's easier to read when the display is set to show the whole
page. I also saw that pages 1 & 2 are headed 6 & 7. I could not edit
them because the embedded font is not on my PC, but I removed their
colour so they don't show.
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Old February 20th 18, 05:03 PM posted to uk.rec.audio,uk.tech.digital-tv
Jim Lesurf[_2_]
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In article , Dave W
wrote:
I have downloaded it for later perusal. The margins are very wide -
maybe the book was a paperback


It was. But the printed area was the same as the 1st edition which was
hardback. i.e. bigger than the 'pocketbook' size common for fiction
paperbacks. Printed area per page was much less than A4, as common for such
textbooks. More like what has tended to be called 'Trade' paperback size
for fiction books.

- so I used Adobe Acrobat to crop the pages and make another pdf from
it, expanding the cropped pages to fill A4. Now it's easier to read when
the display is set to show the whole page. I also saw that pages 1 & 2
are headed 6 & 7. I could not edit them because the embedded font is not
on my PC, but I removed their colour so they don't show.


Curious...

The genesis is that I simply combined the set of postscript files I sent to
the printers when the 2nd edition was printed by IoP. I then did tweak a
bit to fix some problems. But didn't really have time to deal with them all
once it seemed readable. The original files were generated many years ago,
so may not be the same as ones which would be generated now.

Here, viewed with Ghostscript, etc, the page numbers seem as I intended.
The printed version used roman numerals for the first pages before the main
text. But I altered this so the page count agreed between what I see on the
page and what page of the document Ghostcript, etc, say you are on. I don't
see here what you report.

Jim

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Old February 20th 18, 07:38 PM posted to uk.rec.audio,uk.tech.digital-tv
Dave W
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On 20/02/2018 17:03, Jim Lesurf wrote:
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Here, viewed with Ghostscript, etc, the page numbers seem as I intended.
The printed version used roman numerals for the first pages before the main
text. But I altered this so the page count agreed between what I see on the
page and what page of the document Ghostcript, etc, say you are on. I don't
see here what you report.

Jim
I do apologise - I only noticed the page numbering after doing the

cropping, but your original was fine. I repeated the cropping and the
numbering was fine this time, so I don't understand what happened.

One thing I didn't mention was that the Contents pages have random bold
lines. Is this intentional, and if so what is the significance?
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Old February 21st 18, 09:29 AM posted to uk.rec.audio,uk.tech.digital-tv
Jim Lesurf[_2_]
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In article ,
Dave W wrote:
I do apologise - I only noticed the page numbering after doing the
cropping, but your original was fine. I repeated the cropping and the
numbering was fine this time, so I don't understand what happened.


That's OK. Pleased that the issue has cleared up. :-)

One thing I didn't mention was that the Contents pages have random bold
lines. Is this intentional, and if so what is the significance?


Only that its a problem I didn't fix. :-)

A number of side-effects arose from my combining a series of files. Mainly
via the page numbering. Another is that you get two 'blank pages' as these
were the the blank sheet at the start of the printed book.

A result was that the page numbering for the contents and index were now
wrong. And some of the page breaks were in slightly different locations.
(Blank space at the end of each chapter might be 'invaded' by the start of
the next, etc.)

I decided that if I had to redo the index numbering, etc, I'd lack enough
'round tuit' and wouldn't get to putting up the file. So the index got
dumped. And I delected the 'section' lines of the contents list. However
the bold was for the chapters in the contents list to distinguish them from
the sections of each chaper. (All laid out by a table element with no cell
lines.) So some bold got lost. Accident I didn't bother to fix.

I could have another go sometime, but decided that these problems were
cosmetic, so wouldn't prevent people from reading the books OK.

Hence what you have.

Jim

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Audio Misc http://www.audiomisc.co.uk/index.html

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Old February 21st 18, 10:49 AM posted to uk.rec.audio,uk.tech.digital-tv
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Jim Lesurf wrote:

I could have another go sometime, but decided that these problems were
cosmetic, so wouldn't prevent people from reading the books OK.


Indexes and page number glitches are easy to live with, but it would be
nice to have a version with less white space surrounding each page of
text, would you be happy to offer Dave's cropped version for download?
(i.e. no further work on your part).

 




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