Accession Number:

ADA001069

Title:

Entropy, Economics, Physics

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES WESTERN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

The entropy formula of information theory measures, in the limit, the minimum expected number of symbols needed to store or transmit a long sequence of decodable messages. It is not related to other quantities, also relevant to the cost, or relevant to the benefit, of information. And if it is at all useful to compare degrees of uncertainty, any concave symmetric function on probability space has the intuitively desirable properties.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE