Figure 2.10 Fundamental model of communication
The most rudimentary ways of interconnecting systems are shown in the fgures in this section. This is the cascade confguration.
The simplest form is when one system's output is connected only to another's input. Mathematically, w (t)= S1 (x (t)), and y (t)= S2 (w (t)), with the information contained in x (t) processed by the first, then the second system. In some cases, the ordering of the systems matter, in others it does not. For example, in the fundamental model of communication (Figure 2.10) the ordering most certainly matters.
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