New York, American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1945. 8vo. Original full green cloth. Volume XXIV, 1945 of "The Bell System Technical Journal". Library stamp to free front end-paper and title-page. Minor bumping to extremities. A nice and clean copy. [Mentioned article:] Pp: 46-156. [Entire issue: V, (3), 467].
First publication of the Rice Distribution, or Rician distribution. Today the paper is widely recognized as a classic within the field of statistics and probability theory.
The Rice distribution is an extension of the Rayleigh distribution that adds a coherent signal to the backscattered signal that underlies the Rayleigh distribution.
The model is named after Stephen O. Rice who worked at Bell Labs for nearly forty years. His most famous and influential publication is the present article; in 1983 he was awarded the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal.