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Old 13th May 2003, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm trying to understand noise, really understabnd it and not just calculate it. Can anybody help my with a publication (book, article, magazine, website) which can help me to connect fourier spectrum with gausian distribution, Poisson statistics, and rms values of shotnoise.

I seems easy to find a book with the mathmatical expression to calculate usefull measures of noise, but very difficult to find information how to come to those mathmatical expressions.

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Old 13th May 2003, 09:46 PM   #2
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If you want that sort of indepth knowledge, you will probably have to be looking at some rather thick degree level maths text books. We have covered some of the stuff you have mentiond there (mainly the fourier stuff), but I haven't seen any one text book which goes into amazing depth about all of those topics. Your best bet would be to try and get a look in a university library (the engineering departments will generaly have something on these subjects) and find a couple of books that deal eith what you want. Then if you like tham and are still up to putting in all of the effort go out and buy coppies.
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Old 14th May 2003, 12:39 AM   #3
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You might try looking at some of the production automotive journals such as SAE. In particular, having to do with "In-Process-Verification" and "Signature Analysis". The latter has to do with the characterization of signals and differientiating signal from noise.

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Old 14th May 2003, 03:23 AM   #4
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I'm a fluid mechanics guy, and for that sort of thing I reack for Bendat and Peirsol's "Random Data" or "Engineering Applications of Correlation and Spectral Analysis" Both very good books, but hardly light reading.

Look for them at a college library or the engineering department. The pair will set you back a cool $250.
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Old 14th May 2003, 08:35 AM   #5
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My university hasn't got as technical department, so all the book shops in this small university town don't have any enginering books . Thanks for the suggestions at amazon.

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Originally posted by tschrama
Hi all,
Hi Thijs,
You can try the book Low Noise Electronic Design by Motchenbacher and Fitchen, John Wiley and Sons.
Also Horowitz in the Art of Electronics, Chapter 7, has some nice pages about noise.

The difference between a chemist and a physicist is the latter needs a formula to understand the world. For me a mechanism suffices.
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