The Mathematical Theory of Communication, Part 11

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University of Illinois Press, 1963 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 125 pages
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Scientific knowledge grows at a phenomenal pace--but few books have had as lasting an impact or played as important a role in our modern world as The Mathematical Theory of Communication, published originally as a paper on communication theory more than fifty years ago. Republished in book form shortly thereafter, it has since gone through four hardcover and sixteen paperback printings. It is a revolutionary work, astounding in its foresight and contemporaneity. The University of Illinois Press is pleased and honored to issue this commemorative reprinting of a classic.

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I loved the original, and was so grateful to see it reprinted, at long last. I don't think I'll ever get used to Weaver's brief notes appearing first, before the paper (they were in the other order in ... Read full review

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This small publication was responsible for the beginnings of the world as most of you know it. Everything, from information theory, entropy, started here. Claude Shannon was one of the rare human ... Read full review

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Claude E. Shannon is a research mathematician at the Bell Telephone Laboratories and Donner professor of science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Warren Weaver, at present a consultant on scientific projects to the Sloan Foundation, has had a distinguished academic, government, and foundation career. Both authors have received numerous awards and honors.