Hartley principle

Hartley principle

[′härt·lē ‚prin·sə·pəl]
(communications)
The principle that the total number of bits of information that can be transmitted over a channel in a given time is proportional to the product of channel bandwidth and transmission time.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.