Accession Number : AD0609745

Title :   THEORY OF ADJUSTABLE SWITCHING NETWORKS.

Descriptive Note : Special scientific rept. no. 4, 1963-1964,

Corporate Author : RCA LABS PRINCETON N J

Personal Author(s) : Kaplan,K. R. ; Srinivasan,C. V. ; Winder,R. O.

Report Date : 30 OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The report consists of four independent sections: (1) 'Tschebycheff Approximation and Threshold Functions' provides, among other things, a new characterization of threshold functions - a function is a threshold function if and only if its Tschebycheff-best linear real approximation realizes it. (2) 'Properties of Threshold Functions' defines a system of unifying properties of threshold functions which incorporate k-monotonicities and k-dualmonotonicities; the ideas are applied to yield a strong and important new characterization of threshold functions for specific n. (3) 'On Threshold Functions Through n = 7' reports the methods used in, and implications of, an enumeration published elsewhere. (4) 'A Burst ErrorCorrecting Code' discusses a new code, suitable for use in batch-fabricated memories, which requires extremely simple encoding-decoding equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SWITCHING CIRCUITS, THEORY), (*RELIABILITY (ELECTRONICS), SWITCHING CIRCUITS), (*ELECTRICAL NETWORKS, GATES (CIRCUITS)), ERRORS, CORRECTIONS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, BIONICS, COMPUTER LOGIC, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), PROBABILITY, LINEAR PROGRAMMING, NETWORKS, SPECIAL FUNCTIONS (MATHEMATICAL)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE