Wolfowitz, Jacob 1910
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Works:  35 works in 185 publications in 5 languages and 3,317 library holdings 

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Jacob Wolfowitz
Coding theorems of information theory by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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55 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph originated with a course of lectures on information theory which I gave at Cornell University during the academic year 19581959. It has no pretensions to exhaustiveness, and, indeed, no pretensions at all. Its purpose is to provide, for mathematicians of some maturity, an easy introduction to the ideas and principal known theorems of a certain body of coding theory. This purpose will be amply achieved if the reader is enabled, through his reading, to read the (sometimes obscurely written) literature and to obtain results of his own. The theory is ob viously in a rapid stage of development; even while this monograph was in manuscript several of its readers obtained important new results. The first chapter is introductory and the subject matter of the monograph is described at the end of the chapter. There does not seem to be a uniquely determined logical order in which the material should be arranged. In determining the final arrangement I tried to obtain an order which makes reading easy and yet is not illogical. I can only hope that the resultant compromises do not earn me the criticism that I failed on both counts. There are a very few instances in the monograph where a stated theorem is proved by a method which is based on a result proved only later
55 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This monograph originated with a course of lectures on information theory which I gave at Cornell University during the academic year 19581959. It has no pretensions to exhaustiveness, and, indeed, no pretensions at all. Its purpose is to provide, for mathematicians of some maturity, an easy introduction to the ideas and principal known theorems of a certain body of coding theory. This purpose will be amply achieved if the reader is enabled, through his reading, to read the (sometimes obscurely written) literature and to obtain results of his own. The theory is ob viously in a rapid stage of development; even while this monograph was in manuscript several of its readers obtained important new results. The first chapter is introductory and the subject matter of the monograph is described at the end of the chapter. There does not seem to be a uniquely determined logical order in which the material should be arranged. In determining the final arrangement I tried to obtain an order which makes reading easy and yet is not illogical. I can only hope that the resultant compromises do not earn me the criticism that I failed on both counts. There are a very few instances in the monograph where a stated theorem is proved by a method which is based on a result proved only later
Maximum probability estimators and related topics by
Lionel Weiss(
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21 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and German and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and German and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Probability and information theory : proceedings of the International Symposium at McMaster University, Canada, April, 1968 by
International Symposium on Probability and Information Theory(
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25 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected papers by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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16 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and French and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confidence limits for continuous distribution functions note on confidence limits for continuous distribution functions; Statistical tests based on permutations of the observations; On sequential binomial estimation; The efficiency of sequential estimates and wald's equation for sequential processes; Optimum character of the sequential probability ratio test; Remarks on the notion of recurrence; The power of the classical tests associated with the normal distribution; Bayes solutions of sequential decision problems; Minimax estimates of the mean of a normal distribution with known variance; Elimination of randomization in certain statistical decision procedures and zerosum twoperson games; Two methods of randomization in statistics and the theory of games; Sums of random integers reduced modulo m; Stochastic estimation by the maximum of a regression function; The method of maximum likelihood and the wald theory of decision functions
16 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and French and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confidence limits for continuous distribution functions note on confidence limits for continuous distribution functions; Statistical tests based on permutations of the observations; On sequential binomial estimation; The efficiency of sequential estimates and wald's equation for sequential processes; Optimum character of the sequential probability ratio test; Remarks on the notion of recurrence; The power of the classical tests associated with the normal distribution; Bayes solutions of sequential decision problems; Minimax estimates of the mean of a normal distribution with known variance; Elimination of randomization in certain statistical decision procedures and zerosum twoperson games; Two methods of randomization in statistics and the theory of games; Sums of random integers reduced modulo m; Stochastic estimation by the maximum of a regression function; The method of maximum likelihood and the wald theory of decision functions
Supplementary notes on the theory of statistical estimation and of testing hypotheses by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1950 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacob Wolfowitz : selected papers by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles Polish mathematician Jacob Wolfowitz (19101981), with information provided by the University of Saint Andrews School of Mathematics and Statistics in Scotland as part of the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. Wolfowitz worked on nonparametric statistical inference and information theory
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Profiles Polish mathematician Jacob Wolfowitz (19101981), with information provided by the University of Saint Andrews School of Mathematics and Statistics in Scotland as part of the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. Wolfowitz worked on nonparametric statistical inference and information theory
Correlation and chisquare test; lectures [given for] Mathematical Statistics 114, Columbia University, spring 1948 by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coding theorems of information theory by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Additive partition functions and a class of statistical hypotheses by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1942 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Wald, 19021950 by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1996 in Italian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coding of dependent sources to within prescribed distortion by separated encoders with different partial information by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twentyfive years of progress in information theory by
Samuel Kotz(
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2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The report reviews progress to date in what is often referred to as probabilistic coding theory. An extensive bibliography is provided
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The report reviews progress to date in what is often referred to as probabilistic coding theory. An extensive bibliography is provided
Sequential decision problems for processes with continuous time parameter : Testing hypotheses by A Dvoretzky(
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1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Supplementary notes on the theory of statistical estimation and of testing hypothesis ; Correlation and Chisquare test by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Optimum designs in regression problems by
J Kiefer(
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1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Research in statistics, information theory, and analysis(
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1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The classical theory of asymptotically efficient estimators is the theory of maximum likelihood (m.l.) estimators. The latter theory has the following inadequacies: (1) it applies only in the socalled regular case; (2) only estimators which are asymptotically normal are considered; (3) the theory is limited principally to one dimensional parameters; (4) the theory is limited principally to the case of independent, identically distributed observations. In papers 6, by Wolfowitz and 8,13, and 16 by Wolfowitz and Weiss there is developed a theory of asymptotically efficient estimators which has none of these inadequacies, which seems to apply to every parametric problem which appears in applications, and which includes the theory of m.l. as a special case. The theory explains why the m.l. estimator works and seems to solve the problem of asymptotically efficient estimators. The paper of this group which is easiest to read is probably no. 13. (Author)
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The classical theory of asymptotically efficient estimators is the theory of maximum likelihood (m.l.) estimators. The latter theory has the following inadequacies: (1) it applies only in the socalled regular case; (2) only estimators which are asymptotically normal are considered; (3) the theory is limited principally to one dimensional parameters; (4) the theory is limited principally to the case of independent, identically distributed observations. In papers 6, by Wolfowitz and 8,13, and 16 by Wolfowitz and Weiss there is developed a theory of asymptotically efficient estimators which has none of these inadequacies, which seems to apply to every parametric problem which appears in applications, and which includes the theory of m.l. as a special case. The theory explains why the m.l. estimator works and seems to solve the problem of asymptotically efficient estimators. The paper of this group which is easiest to read is probably no. 13. (Author)
Least squares [lectures by J. Wolfowitz, Columbia University by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Correlation and chisquare test : lectures by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1948 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On the optimal character of the (s, S) policy in inventory theory by A Dvoretzky(
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1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Chisquare test Coding theory Computer science Correlation (Statistics) Educators Estimation theory Information theory Least squares Mathematical statistics Mathematicians Mathematics Partitions (Mathematics) Probabilities Regression analysis Statistical communication theory Statistical hypothesis testing United States
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Jacob Wolfowitz Amerikaans wiskundige (19101981)
Jacob Wolfowitz polnischer Informationstheoretiker
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