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Volume 1, Number 2, Page 177 (1957)
Nontopical Issue
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A Mathematical Model for Determining the Probabilities of Undetected Errors in Magnetic Tape Systems

by M. Schatzoff, W. B. Harding
Mathematical models for evaluating the relative efficiencies of vertical and longitudinal redundancy-bit checking in magnetic tape systems are derived. Although these types of validity checking have been in use for some time, this is, to the authors' knowledge, the first quantitative statement of the probabilities associated with them.
Related Subjects: Error detection and correction; Magnetic tape