The Mathematical Theory of Communication, Part 11

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University of Illinois Press, 1963 - Mathematics - 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 in the Bell System Technical Journal 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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User Review  - dead - Goodreads

It'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 - Goodreads

This 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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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.

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