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Probability and information : an integrated approach

Author: David Applebaum
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This elementary introduction to probability theory and information theory is suitable as a textbook for beginning students in mathematics, statistics or computer science who have some knowledge of basic calculus. It provides a clear and systematic foundation to the subject; the concept of probability is given particular attention via a highly simplified discussion of measures on Boolean algebras. The theoretical  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Applebaum
ISBN: 0521555078 9780521555074 0521555280 9780521555289
OCLC Number: 33665373
Description: xiii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Combinatories --
3. Sets and measures --
4. Probability --
5. Discrete random variables --
6. Information and entropy --
7. Communication --
8. Random variables with probability density functions --
9. Random vectors --
Appendix 1: Proof By Mathematical Induction --
Appendix 2: Lagrange multipliers --
Appendix 3: Integration of exp( -1/2x[superscript 2]) --
Appendix 4: Table of probabilities associated with the standard normal distribution.
Responsibility: David Applebaum.
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