Publisher description for An introduction to information theory : symbols, signals & noise / John R. Pierce.

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Second (1980) edition. "Uncommonly good...the most satisfying discussion to be found"—Scientific American. Covers encoding and binary digits, entropy, language and meaning, efficient encoding and the noisy channel, and explores ways in which information theory relates to physics, cybernetics, psychology and art.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Information theory