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Label
Probability and information : an integrated approach
Title
Probability and information
Title remainder
an integrated approach
Statement of responsibility
David Applebaum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This elementary introduction to probability theory and information theory is suitable as a textbook for beginning students in mathematics, statistics or computer science who have some knowledge of basic calculus. It provides a clear and systematic foundation to the subject; the concept of probability is given particular attention via a highly simplified discussion of measures on Boolean algebras. The theoretical ideas are then applied to practical areas such as statistical inference, random walks, statistical mechanics and communications modelling. Topics dealt with include discrete and continuous random variables, entropy and mutual information, maximum entropy methods, the central limit theorem and the coding and transmission of information. Many examples and exercises are included that illustrate how the theory can be applied, for example to information technology. Detailed solutions to most exercises are available electronically
DLC
1956-
Applebaum, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA273
LC item number
.A66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
• Probabilities
• Information theory
• théorème limite central
• transmission information
• vecteur aléatoire
• codage information
• entropie
• variable aléatoire discrète
• combinatoire
• algèbre Boole
• théorie information
• théorie probabilité
• Waarschijnlijkheidstheorie
• Informatietheorie
• Probabilités
• Entropie (théorie de l'information)
• Information, Théorie de l'
• Informationstheorie
• Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung
• théorème limite central
• transmission information
• vecteur aléatoire
• codage information
• entropie
• variable aléatoire discrète
• combinatoire
• algèbre Boole
• théorie information
• théorie probabilité
• Information theory
• Probabilities
Label
Probability and information : an integrated approach, David Applebaum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
• nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
• txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Combinatories -- 3. Sets and measures -- 4. Probability -- 5. Discrete random variables -- 6. Information and entropy -- 7. Communication -- 8. Random variables with probability density functions -- 9. Random vectors -- Appendix 1: Proof By Mathematical Induction -- Appendix 2: Lagrange multipliers -- Appendix 3: Integration of exp( -1/2x[superscript 2]) -- Appendix 4: Table of probabilities associated with the standard normal distribution
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 212 p.
Isbn
9780521555074
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
95049423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
• n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
• (OCoLC)33665373
• (OCoLC)ocm33665373
Label
Probability and information : an integrated approach, David Applebaum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
• nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
• txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Combinatories -- 3. Sets and measures -- 4. Probability -- 5. Discrete random variables -- 6. Information and entropy -- 7. Communication -- 8. Random variables with probability density functions -- 9. Random vectors -- Appendix 1: Proof By Mathematical Induction -- Appendix 2: Lagrange multipliers -- Appendix 3: Integration of exp( -1/2x[superscript 2]) -- Appendix 4: Table of probabilities associated with the standard normal distribution
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiii, 212 p.
Isbn
9780521555074
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
95049423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
• n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
• (OCoLC)33665373
• (OCoLC)ocm33665373

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