## Claude Elwood Shannon: collected papersThis important book, the first published collection of papers by Claude E. Shannon, is a fascinating guide to all of the published articles from this world-renowned inventor, tinkerer, puzzle-solver, prankster, and father of information theory. Includes his seminal article THE MATHEMATICAL THEORY OF COMMUNICATION. |

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### Contents

Preface to Part A | 3 |

37 A mathematical theory of communication | 5 |

25 Communication theory of secrecy systems | 84 |

Copyright | |

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