The Mathematical Theory of Communication


Author: Claude E Shannon,Warren Weaver
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 025209803X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 144
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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.

Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und Statistik


Author: Robert Hafner
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709169445
Category: Mathematics
Page: 512
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Das Buch ist eine Einführung in die Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung und mathematische Statistik auf mittlerem mathematischen Niveau. Die Pädagogik der Darstellung unterscheidet sich in wesentlichen Teilen – Einführung der Modelle für unabhängige und abhängige Experimente, Darstellung des Suffizienzbegriffes, Ausführung des Zusammenhanges zwischen Testtheorie und Theorie der Bereichschätzung, allgemeine Diskussion der Modellentwicklung – erheblich von der anderer vergleichbarer Lehrbücher. Die Darstellung ist, soweit auf diesem Niveau möglich, mathematisch exakt, verzichtet aber bewußt und ebenfalls im Gegensatz zu vergleichbaren Texten auf die Erörterung von Meßbarkeitsfragen. Der Leser wird dadurch erheblich entlastet, ohne daß wesentliche Substanz verlorengeht. Das Buch will allen, die an der Anwendung der Statistik auf solider Grundlage interessiert sind, eine Einführung bieten, und richtet sich an Studierende und Dozenten aller Studienrichtungen, für die mathematische Statistik ein Werkzeug ist.

The Mathematical Theory of Nonblocking Switching Networks


Author: Frank Hwang
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812560421
Category: Mathematics
Page: 187
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The first edition of this book was the first to cover in depth the mathematical theory of nonblocking multistage interconnecting networks, which is applicable to both communication and computer networks. This comprehensively updated new edition not only introduces the classical theory of the fundamental point-to-point network but also has a renewed emphasis on the latest multicast and multirate networks. The book can serve as either a one- or two-semester textbook for graduate students of information science, (electronic) communications, and applied mathematics. In addition, as all the relevant literature is organized and evaluated under one structured framework, the volume is an essential reference for researchers in those areas.

Semiotics


Author: Roland Posner,Klaus Robering,Thomas Albert Sebeok
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110156628
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1003
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Annotation "The conceptualization of sign processes in all their variations as a unitary phenomenon connecting living nature with human culture and distinguishing them both from inanimate nature may serve as a key to providing the human, social, engineering, and natu."

Traditions of Systems Theory

Major Figures and Contemporary Developments
Author: Darrell Arnold
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135013683
Category: Computers
Page: 374
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The term ‘systems theory’ is used to characterize a set of disparate yet related approaches to fields as varied as information theory, cybernetics, biology, sociology, history, literature, and philosophy. What unites each of these traditions of systems theory is a shared focus on general features of systems and their fundamental importance for diverse areas of life. Yet there are considerable differences among these traditions, and each tradition has developed its own methodologies, journals, and forms of anaylsis. This book explores this terrain and provides an overview of and guide to the traditions of systems theory in their considerable variety. The book draws attention to the traditions of systems theory in their historical development, especially as related to the humanities and social sciences, and shows how from these traditions various contemporary developments have ensued. It provides a guide for strains of thought that are key to understanding 20th century intellectual life in many areas.

Evolvodynamics - The Mathematical Theory of Economic Evolution

A Coherent Way of Interpreting Time, Scarceness, Value and Economic Growth
Author: Len H. Wallast
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642340563
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 279
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Dissatisfied with the flaws of orthodox economics, the author proposes to base economic theory on the three principles of Darwinian evolution (variation, inheritance, selection). Pursuing a suggestion of E.T. Jaynes of 1991, the innovation is in treating economic behavior as chance events of selection. This involves abandoning the methods of mainstream economics and to apply instead the methods by which Claude E. Shannon analyzed information transport over a stationary channel. As economic processes are non-stationary, the author clarifies first how the Shannon-system must be reshaped in a system capable to describe economic evolution mathematically. As economic processes are non-stationary, the author first clarifies how the Shannon system must be reshaped into one capable of describing economic evolutions mathematically. Deriving the universal relations between input, output, the economic growth rate, inflation and money flow involves applying differential sets of selection, Venn diagrams, bitpulses as units of selection and the probability distributions of bitpulses. This is a thought-provocative and highly informative book of which the explanatory power goes far beyond that of traditional economics. It should be on the readers list of everyone concerned with the weal and woe of economic theorizing.

Das Buch des Lebens

wer schrieb den genetischen Code?
Author: Lily E. Kay
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518293461
Category: Genetic code
Page: 556
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The Mathematical Theory of Information


Author: Jan Kåhre
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461509750
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 502
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The general concept of information is here, for the first time, defined mathematically by adding one single axiom to the probability theory. This Mathematical Theory of Information is explored in fourteen chapters: 1. Information can be measured in different units, in anything from bits to dollars. We will here argue that any measure is acceptable if it does not violate the Law of Diminishing Information. This law is supported by two independent arguments: one derived from the Bar-Hillel ideal receiver, the other is based on Shannon's noisy channel. The entropy in the 'classical information theory' is one of the measures conforming to the Law of Diminishing Information, but it has, however, properties such as being symmetric, which makes it unsuitable for some applications. The measure reliability is found to be a universal information measure. 2. For discrete and finite signals, the Law of Diminishing Information is defined mathematically, using probability theory and matrix algebra. 3. The Law of Diminishing Information is used as an axiom to derive essential properties of information. Byron's law: there is more information in a lie than in gibberish. Preservation: no information is lost in a reversible channel. Etc. The Mathematical Theory of Information supports colligation, i. e. the property to bind facts together making 'two plus two greater than four'. Colligation is a must when the information carries knowledge, or is a base for decisions. In such cases, reliability is always a useful information measure. Entropy does not allow colligation.

Educational Technology

The Development of a Concept
Author: Alan Januszewski
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087493
Category: Education
Page: 137
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Traces the development of educational technology from its inception in the 1960s to the present in the fields of engineering, science, and audiovisual education. The author discusses the theory of educational technology and shows how the field has evolved and been systematized over the decades.

Die Information

Geschichte, Theorie, Flut
Author: James Gleick
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864142245
Category: Science
Page: 500
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Blut, Treibstoff, Lebensprinzip - in seinem furiosen Buch erzählt Bestsellerautor James Gleick, wie die Information zum Kernstück unserer heutigen Zivilisation wurde. Beginnend bei den Wörtern, den "sprechenden" Trommeln in Afrika, über das Morsealphabet und bis hin zur Internetrevolution beleuchtet er, wie die Übermittlung von Informationen die Gesellschaften prägten und veränderten. Gleick erläutert die Theorien, die sich mit dem Codieren und Decodieren, der Übermittlung von Inhalten und dem Verbreiten der Myriaden von Botschaften beschäftigen. Er stellt die bekannten und unbekannten Pioniere der Informationsgesellschaft vor: Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Ada Byron, Alan Turing und andere. Er bietet dem Leser neue Einblicke in die Mechanismen des Informationsaustausches. So lernt dieser etwa die sich selbst replizierende Meme kennen, die "DNA" der Informationen. Sein Buch ermöglicht ein neues Verständnis von Musik, Quantenmechanik - und eine gänzlich neue Sicht auf die faszinierende Welt der Informationen.

Grundlagen der Computerlinguistik

Mensch-Maschine-Kommunikation in natürlicher Sprache
Author: Roland R. Hausser
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642573061
Category: Computers
Page: 572
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Die zentrale Aufgabe einer zukunftsorientierten Computerlinguistik ist die Entwicklung kognitiver Maschinen, mit denen Menschen in ihrer jeweiligen Sprache frei reden können. Langfristig umfaßt diese Zielsetzung eine funktional ausgerichtete Theoriebildung, eine objektive Verifikationsmethode und eine Fülle praktischer Anwendungen. Für die natürlichsprachliche Kommunikation wird nicht nur Sprachverarbeitung, sondern auch nichtsprachliche Wahrnehmung und Handlung benötigt. Deshalb ist der Inhalt dieses Lehrbuchs als Sprachtheorie für die Konstruktion sprechender Roboter organisiert. Sein zentrales Thema ist die Kommunikationsmechanik natürlicher Sprachen - beim Sprecher und beim Hörer. Der Inhalt ist in folgende vier Teile mit je sechs Kapiteln gegliedert: Sprachtheorie; Formale Grammatik; Morphologie und Syntax; Semantik und Pragmatik. Insgesamt 772 Übungsaufgaben dienen der Verständniskontrolle und -vertiefung.

Grundbegriffe der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung


Author: A. Kolomogoroff
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3642498884
Category: Mathematics
Page: 62
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

History of the Mathematical Theory of Probability from the Time of Pascal to that of Laplace


Author: Isaac Todhunter
Publisher: Franklin Classics
ISBN: N.A
Category: Probabilities
Page: 624
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Thinking Machines and the Philosophy of Computer Science

Concepts and Principles
Author: Jordi Vallverdú
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1616920149
Category: Computers
Page: 435
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"This book offers a high interdisciplinary exchange of ideas pertaining to the philosophy of computer science, from philosophical and mathematical logic to epistemology, engineering, ethics or neuroscience experts and outlines new problems that arise with new tools"--Provided by publisher.

Communication Studies

The Essential Resource
Author: Andrew Beck,Peter Bennett,Peter Wall
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415287937
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 352
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A comprehensive collection of primary source material for those studying communications at university and pre-university level. The editors discuss the significance of each piece of writing, identify key theoretical terms and positions and explain its importance for communication studies.

Claude Elwood Shannon

collected papers
Author: Claude Elwood Shannon,Neil James Alexander Sloane,Aaron D. Wyner,IEEE Information Theory Society
Publisher: Wiley-IEEE Press
ISBN: 9780780304345
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 924
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This 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.

Persistent Modelling

Extending the Role of Architectural Representation
Author: Phil Ayres
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113662175X
Category: Architecture
Page: 208
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With contributions from some of the world’s most advanced thinkers on this subject, this book is essential reading for anyone looking at new ways of thinking about the digital within architecture. It speculates upon implications of Persistent Modelling for architectural practice, reconsidering the relationship between architectural representation and architectural artefact particularly in the fields of responsive and adaptive architectures.