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Hopf or Hoff?

Started by Randy Yates December 16, 2006
I just noticed that [widrow] refers to the "Wiener-Hopf" equation, yet
in that same chapter's bibliography a reference is cited with
M.E.Hoff, Jr.  as an author. The Wikipedia page on Widrow also uses
"Hoff":

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Widrow

Is this the same guy? These are just spelling differences?

I've always seen it as "Wiener-Hopf" equation since I used [widrow] in
my first class on adaptive filters.

--Randy

@book{widrow,
  title = "Adaptive Signal Processing",
  author = "Bernard Widrow and Samuel D. Stearns",
  publisher = "Prentice-Hall",
  edition = "first",
  year = "1985"}

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Randy Yates wrote:
> I just noticed that [widrow] refers to the "Wiener-Hopf" equation, yet > in that same chapter's bibliography a reference is cited with > M.E.Hoff, Jr. as an author. The Wikipedia page on Widrow also uses > "Hoff": > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Widrow > > Is this the same guy? These are just spelling differences? > > I've always seen it as "Wiener-Hopf" equation since I used [widrow] in > my first class on adaptive filters. > > --Randy >
Just a coincidence. Two different pairs of collaborators with similar names, but Widrow-Hoff != Wiener-Hopf. John
sampson164@gmail.com writes:

> Randy Yates wrote: >> I just noticed that [widrow] refers to the "Wiener-Hopf" equation, yet >> in that same chapter's bibliography a reference is cited with >> M.E.Hoff, Jr. as an author. The Wikipedia page on Widrow also uses >> "Hoff": >> >> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Widrow >> >> Is this the same guy? These are just spelling differences? >> >> I've always seen it as "Wiener-Hopf" equation since I used [widrow] in >> my first class on adaptive filters. >> >> --Randy >> > > Just a coincidence. Two different pairs of collaborators with similar > names, but Widrow-Hoff != Wiener-Hopf.
Then the Wikipedia page is outright wrong? It not only utilizes the spelling "Hoff" but it specifically refers to "Ted Hoff," which is a link to "Marcian Edward Hoff." -- % Randy Yates % "Bird, on the wing, %% Fuquay-Varina, NC % goes floating by %%% 919-577-9882 % but there's a teardrop in his eye..." %%%% <yates@ieee.org> % 'One Summer Dream', *Face The Music*, ELO http://home.earthlink.net/~yatescr
"Randy Yates" <yates@ieee.org> wrote in message
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> I just noticed that [widrow] refers to the "Wiener-Hopf" equation, yet > in that same chapter's bibliography a reference is cited with > M.E.Hoff, Jr. as an author. The Wikipedia page on Widrow also uses > "Hoff": > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Widrow > > Is this the same guy? These are just spelling differences? > > I've always seen it as "Wiener-Hopf" equation since I used [widrow] in > my first class on adaptive filters. > > --Randy > > @book{widrow, > title = "Adaptive Signal Processing", > author = "Bernard Widrow and Samuel D. Stearns", > publisher = "Prentice-Hall", > edition = "first", > year = "1985"} > > -- > % Randy Yates % "Maybe one day I'll feel her cold
embrace,
> %% Fuquay-Varina, NC % and kiss her
interface,
> %%% 919-577-9882 % til then, I'll leave her
alone."
> %%%% <yates@ieee.org> % 'Yours Truly, 2095', *Time*, ELO > http://home.earthlink.net/~yatescr
It's Hopf with Wiener and Hoff with Widrow - just a coincidence. -- Posted via a free Usenet account from http://www.teranews.com
"Heid the baw - goal!!" <mad@uni.com> writes:
> [...] > It's Hopf with Wiener and Hoff with Widrow - just a coincidence.
Ahh. Thanks. -- % Randy Yates % "Rollin' and riding and slippin' and %% Fuquay-Varina, NC % sliding, it's magic." %%% 919-577-9882 % %%%% <yates@ieee.org> % 'Living' Thing', *A New World Record*, ELO http://home.earthlink.net/~yatescr