The mathematical theory of communication 
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User Review  dead  GoodreadsIt's kind of hard to review this  it's a very good book and more accessible than I expected. Very short and lucid but kinda profound in its impact? I guess I can see the reason the title went from "A Mathematical Theory of Communication" to "The Mathematical Theory Of Communication" Read full review
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User Review  William Schram  GoodreadsThis book contains the landmark paper called "The Mathematical Theory of Communication" written by Claude E. Shannon back in 1948. In it are the equations that define channel capacity and other such ... Read full review
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approximation arbitrarily small average power band binary digits binary number bits per second calculated channel capacity chosen coding communication system communication theory conditional entropy conditional probability consider constraints continuous corresponding defined definition digram dimensional discrete channel distribution duration encoding English ensemble of functions entropy power equal equivocation ergodic example fidelity finite number freedom of choice frequency of errors function p(x,y Gaussian given graph Hence high probability Hv(x independent information source joint entropy letter frequencies letters limited logarithm Markoff process mathematical maximizing maximum entropy meaning measure noise power number of possible number of symbols obtain output p(xi perturbed pi log pi prob probability measure problem produced random rate of transmission received signal redundancy relative entropy samples semantic Shannon situation space statistical structure stochastic process subset Suppose telegraphy Theorem tion trans transducer transition probabilities transmitted signal uncertainty white noise white thermal noise words zero