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# An Introduction to Information Theory: Symbols, Signals and Noise

Behind the familiar surfaces of the telephone, radio, and television lies a sophisticated and intriguing body of knowledge known as information theory. This is the theory that has permeated the rapid development of all sorts of communication, from color television to the clear transmission of photographs from the vicinity of Jupiter. Even more revolutionary progress is exp...more

Paperback, 336 pages

Published
November 1st 1980
by Dover Publications

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Negatives: Though the math and equations never get beyond basic algebra and physics, some of the equations and the relationships between them lack clarity. Furthermore, due to the age of the text and despite some recent updates to particular chapters, one is never sure how out...more

An interesting, witty, mostly clear, albeit now somewhat dated look at this topic.

What made it truly interesting to me was the date of revision, 1980, before the big revolution in IT. In 1990 I still had to create a program in order to use a program. Reading this book was a bit...more

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“Fourier succeeded in proving a theorem concerning sine waves which astonished his, at first, incredulous contemporaries. He showed that any variation of a quantity with time can be accurately represented as the sum of a number of sinusoidal variations of different amplitudes, phases, and frequencies.”
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