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Fundamental unit of information

  1. May 1, 2010 #1

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    Is there such a concept in information theory?

    I.e. Something as complex as language can be reduced to 1's and 0's. Is binary the fundamental unit of information?
     
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  3. May 1, 2010 #2
    Not really. Although a bit is the smallest amount of information that can be represented, it is clearly possible for a system to represent an amount of information that is greater than 1 bit but smaller than 2 bits.
     
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