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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Science and information theory /
Author Brillouin, Léon, ; Brillouin, Leon
Publisher Academic Press,
Year Published 1962
OCLC Number 00172814
Subjects Information theory. ; Informatietheorie. ; Informationstheorie
Additional Subjects Information theory
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELDM  Q175.B786 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 01/01/1988
Edition 2d ed.
Collation 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
The present book is based on lectures delivered before engineers of he International Business Machine Corporation at Poughkeepsie and Endicott, N. Y. , and later on at different universities, especially at the University of California at Berkeley. 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 -- Analysis of signals -- Summary of thermodynamics -- Thermal agitation and Brownian motion -- Thermal noise in an electric circuit: Nyquist's formula -- Negentropy principle of information -- Maxwell's demon and the negentropy principle of information in general physics -- Observation and information -- Information theory, the uncertainty principle, and physical limits of observation -- Negentropy principle of information in telecommunications -- Writing, printing, and reading -- Problem of computing -- Information, organization, and other problems -- Inevitable errors, determinism, and information -- Problem of very small distances.