Accession Number:

AD0604670

Title:

AN INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION THEORY,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Information theory is concerned with developing a framework for the study of communication systems and their capacity to transmit messages in the presence of natural disturbances. The information function or entropy of a message source gives a quantitative measure of the usefulness of the source for transmitting messages. The capacity of the channel over which the message is being transmitted, gives a measure of the most efficient communication of information possible under given conditions. This subject is developed in a purely mathematical fashion and by making reference to descriptive concepts in electrical engineering.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE