Coding Theorems of Information Theory

By: Wolfowitz, J. (Jacob)

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B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. A previous owner's inked name has been crossed out on the copyright page and also the bottom edge of the text block. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several noticeable edge nicks, tears and smallish to small edge chips missing (mostly the to the spine ends). The covers have generalized rubbing. "This monograph originated with a course of lectures on information theory which I gave at Cornell Univeristy during the academic year 1958-1959. It has no pretensions to exhaustiveness, and indeed, no pretensions at all. Its purpose is to provide, for mathematicians of some maturity, an easy introduction to the ideas and principals known theorems of a certain body of coding theory." "Jacob Wolfowitz (March 19, 1910 July 16, 1981) was a Polish-born American statistician and Shannon Award-winning information theorist. He was the father of former United States Deputy Secretary of Defense and World Bank Group President Paul Wolfowitz....Wolfowitz's main contributions were in the fields of statistical decision theory, non-parametric statistics, sequential analysis, and information theory. One of his results is the strong converse to Claude Shannon's coding theorem. While Shannon could prove only that the block error probability can not become arbitrarily small if the transmission rate is above the channel capacity, Wolfowitz proved that the block error rate actually converges to one. As a consequence, Shannon's original result is today termed "the weak theorem" (sometimes also Shannon's "conjecture" by some authors)."

Title: Coding Theorems of Information Theory

Author Name: Wolfowitz, J. (Jacob)

Categories: Computer Science,

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ / Berlin, Germany, Prentice-Hall, Inc. / Springer-Verlag: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: A34062

Keywords: Computer Science Jacob Wolfowitz Information theory Computer design Computer coding coding Mathematics Mathematical concepts Computer Science,