Wolfowitz, Jacob 1910
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Works:  41 works in 172 publications in 5 languages and 3,274 library holdings 

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Jacob Wolfowitz
 Jacob Wolfowitz : selected papers by Jacob Wolfowitz( Book )
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Jacob Wolfowitz
Coding theorems of information theory by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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36 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The objective of the present edition of this monograph is the same as that of earlier editions, namely, to provide readers with some mathemati cal maturity a rigorous and modern introduction to the ideas and principal theorems of probabilistic information theory. It is not necessary that readers have any prior knowledge whatever of information theory. The rapid development of the subject has had the consequence that any one book can now cover only a fraction of the literature. The latter is often written by engineers for engineers, and the mathematical reader may have some difficulty with it. The mathematician who understands the content and methods of this monograph should be able to read the literature and start on research of his own in a subject of mathematical beauty and interest. The present edition differs from the second in the following: Chapter 6 has been completely replaced by one on arbitrarily varying channels. Chapter 7 has been greatly enlarged. Chapter 8 on semicontinuous channels has been drastically shortened, and Chapter 11 on sequential decoding completely removed. The new Chapters 1115 consist entirely of material which has been developed only in the last few years. The topics discussed are rate distortion, source coding, multiple access channels, and degraded broadcast channels. Even the specialist will find a new approach in the treatment of these subjects. Many of the proofs are new, more perspicuous, and considerably shorter than the original ones
36 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The objective of the present edition of this monograph is the same as that of earlier editions, namely, to provide readers with some mathemati cal maturity a rigorous and modern introduction to the ideas and principal theorems of probabilistic information theory. It is not necessary that readers have any prior knowledge whatever of information theory. The rapid development of the subject has had the consequence that any one book can now cover only a fraction of the literature. The latter is often written by engineers for engineers, and the mathematical reader may have some difficulty with it. The mathematician who understands the content and methods of this monograph should be able to read the literature and start on research of his own in a subject of mathematical beauty and interest. The present edition differs from the second in the following: Chapter 6 has been completely replaced by one on arbitrarily varying channels. Chapter 7 has been greatly enlarged. Chapter 8 on semicontinuous channels has been drastically shortened, and Chapter 11 on sequential decoding completely removed. The new Chapters 1115 consist entirely of material which has been developed only in the last few years. The topics discussed are rate distortion, source coding, multiple access channels, and degraded broadcast channels. Even the specialist will find a new approach in the treatment of these subjects. Many of the proofs are new, more perspicuous, and considerably shorter than the original ones
Probability and information theory : proceedings of the International Symposium at McMaster University, Canada, April, 1968 by
M Behara(
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51 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
51 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maximum probability estimators and related topics by
Lionel Weiss(
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21 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
21 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 434 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 329 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 329 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
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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in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teoremy kodirovanija teorii informacii by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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5 editions published in 1967 in Russian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
5 editions published in 1967 in Russian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Probability and information theory by M Behara(
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4 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1973 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 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
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
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
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
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
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
Probability and information theory(
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in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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)
Final Summary Rept. Scientific Research and Scientific Personnel of the Industrial and Management Engineering Department of
Columbia University(
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1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jacob Wolfowitz : selected papers by
Jacob Wolfowitz(
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)
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
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 Weiss, Lionel 1923 Editor Author Contributor
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Chisquare test Coding theory Computer science Correlation (Statistics) Educators Estimation theory Information theory Mathematical statistics Mathematicians Mathematics Partitions (Mathematics) Probabilities Regression analysis Statistical communication theory Statistical hypothesis testing United States
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Jacob Wolfowitz American statistician
Jacob Wolfowitz Amerikaans wiskundige (19101981)
Jacob Wolfowitz polnischer Informationstheoretiker
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