What Is Detection? (Short Report)

Abstract

“Detection”, literally, in English, is the extraction of particular information from a larger stream of information without specific cooperation from or synchronization with the sender. In Chinese, detection means inspection and measurement of the object or phenomenon, which couldn’t be directly observed, with apparatus, such as detecting space and the depth of the sea.

Keywords

detection, detector

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Qian, S. (2014) What Is Detection?. Detection, 2, 7-9. doi: 10.4236/detection.2014.22002.

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References

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