An introduction to information theory : symbols, signals & noise (Book, 1980) [WorldCat.org]
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An introduction to information theory : symbols, signals & noise
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An introduction to information theory : symbols, signals & noise

Author: John R Pierce
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1980. ©1980
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second revised editionView all editions and formats
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Second (1980) edition. "Uncommonly good...the most satisfying discussion to be found"--Scientific American. Covers encoding and binary digits, entropy, language and meaning, efficient encoding and the noisy channel, and explores ways in which information theory relates to physics, cybernetics, psychology and art.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Pierce
ISBN: 0486240614 9780486240619
OCLC Number: 7335058
Notes: Previously published as: Symbols, signals, and noise. 1961.
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: I. The world and theories --
II. The origins of information theory --
III. A mathematical model --
IV. Encoding and binary digits --
V. Entropy --
VI. Language and meaning --
VII. Efficient encoding --
VIII. The noisy channel --
IX. Many dimensions --
X. Information theory and physics --
XI. Cybernetics --
XII. Information theory and psychology --
XIII. Information theory and art --
XIV. Back to communication theory --
Appendix: On mathematical notation.
Responsibility: John R. Pierce.
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Second (1980) edition. "Uncommonly good...the most satisfying discussion to be found"--Scientific American. Covers encoding and binary digits, entropy, language and meaning, efficient encoding and the noisy channel, and explores ways in which information theory relates to physics, cybernetics, psychology and art.

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