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Information : the new language of science

Author: Hans Christian Von Baeyer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2004.
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In this primer for the information age, von Baeyer presents a clear description of what information is; how concepts of its measurement, meaning, and transmission evolved; and what its ever-expanding  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Christian Von Baeyer
ISBN: 0674013875 9780674013872 0674018575 9780674018570
OCLC Number: 53823411
Description: xiv, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Electric rain : information in our lives --
The spell of Democritus : why information will transform physics --
In-formation : the roots of the concept --
Counting bits : the scientific measure of information --
Abstraction : beyond concrete reality --
The book of life : genetic information --
A battle among giants : reductionism and emergence --
The oracle of Copenhagen : science is about information --
Figuring the odds : how probability measures information --
Counting digits : the ubiquitous logarithm --
The message on the tombstone : the meaning of entropy --
Randomness : the flip side of information --
Electric information : from Morse to Shannon --
Noise : nuisance and necessity --
Ultimate speed : the information speed limit --
Unpacking information : the computer in the service of physics --
Bioinformatics : biology meets information technology --
Information is physical : the cost of forgetting --
The quantum gadget : quantum weirdness brought to light --
A game of beads : the wonder of superposition --
The Qubit : information in the quantum age --
Quantum computing : putting qubits to work --
Black holes : where information goes to hide --
Bits, bucks, hits and nuts : information theory beyond Shannon --
Zeilinger's principle : information at the root of reality.
Responsibility: Hans Christian von Baeyer.

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In Information, physicist Hans Christian von Baeyer sets out to explain why...information is the irreducible seed from which every particle, every force and even the fabric of space-time grows. This Read more...

 
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