A Diary on Information Theory

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 10, 1987 - Mathematics - 125 pages
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This book conveys to the non-specialist some of the deepest ideas in mathematics. The first chapter, On the Mathematical Notion of Information, is a sequel to the author's previous works, Dialogues on Mathematics, and Letters on Probability. Other chapters provide thoughtful discussion of the teaching of probability theory, the diverse and surprising applications of the work of Fibonacci, and a mathematician's battle with the casinos. Provides basic introduction to what mathematics is and how it applies to everyday life.

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Contents

Games of chance and probability theory
56
Notes on the teaching of probability theory
77
Variations on a theme by Fibonacci
85
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