Mathematical Theory of Communication. / Edition 1

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Overview

Few books have had as lasting an impact or played as important a role in our modern world as The Mathematical Theory of Communication. Claude Shannon's major precept, that all communication is essentially digital, is now so commonplace among the modern digitalia that many wonder why Shannon needed to state such an obvious axiom.
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"A beautiful example of a theory that unifies hitherto separate branches of physical science, and Dr. Weaver makes important suggestions as to how this unity may be extended to include semantics and pragmatics."--Philosophical Review

"This book cannot be ignored by anyone with direct professional concern with these applications and many applied physicists without this concern should, like the reviewer, find the book absorbing."--S. Whitehead, British Journal of Applied Physics

"Readers who are interested in language, communication, meaning, and related problems will find this monograph rewarding."--Quarterly Review of Biology

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780252725487
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1963
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 481,614
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Claude E. Shannon is a research mathematician at the Bell Telephone Laboratories and Donner professor of science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Warren Weaver, at present a consultant on scientific projects to the Sloan Foundation, has had a distinguished academic, government, and foundation career. Both authors have received numerous awards and honors.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Some Recent Contributions to the Mathematical Theory of Communication 1
The Mathematical Theory of Communication 29
Introduction 31
1 Discrete Noiseless Systems 36
2 The Discrete Channel with Noise 65
3 Continuous Information 81
4 The Continuous Channel 97
5 The Rate for a Continuous Source 108
Appendixes 116
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