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Science and information theory

Author: Léon Brillouin
Publisher: New York : Academic Press Inc., 1963, ©1962.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed. ; 2nd printingView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Léon Brillouin
OCLC Number: 14547431
Description: xvii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
The definition of information --
Application of the definitions and general discussion --
Redundancy in the English language --
Principles of coding, discussion of the capacity of a channel --
Coding problems --
Error detecting and correcting codes --
Applications to some special problems --
The analysis of signals: Fourier method and sampling procedure --
Summary of thermodynamics --
Thermal agitation and Brownian motion --
Thermal noise in an electric current ; Nyquist's formula --
The negentropy principle of information --
Maxwell's demon and the negentropy principle of information --
The negentropy principle of information in general physics --
Observation and information --
Information theory, the uncertainty principle, and physical limits of observation --
The negentropy principle of information in telecommunications --
Writing, printing, . and reading --
The problem of computing --
Information, organization, and other problems --
Inevitable errors, determinism, and information --
The problem of very small distances --
Author index --
Subject index --
Books published by L. Brillouin. "Books published by L. Brillouin": p349-351.
Responsibility: Leon Brillouin.

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