Scientific knowledge grows at a phenomenal pace but few books have had as lasting an impact or played as important a role in our modern world as The Mathematical Theory of Communication, published originally as a paper on communication theory in the Bell System Technical Journal than fifty years ago Republished in book form shortly thereafter, it has since gone through four hardcover and sixteen paperback printings It is a revolutionary work, astounding in its foresight and contemporaneity The University of Illinois Press is pleased and honored to issue this commemorative reprinting of a classic....
|Title||:||The Mathematical Theory of Communication|
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The Mathematical Theory of Communication Reviews
But it's certainly a seminal work. Had picked of some pieces of the thoughts in it over the years, thought it would be worth reading the original. Had to do some mental calisthenics to follow some parts. Glad to see Shannon getting more fo the credit he so richly deserves.
This is a classic which does not receive the attention it deserves. For an academic mathematical text it is very accessible. This work is if anything more important than Turing's paper "On Computable Numbers with Application to the Etscheidungsproblem", which famously described the concept of a stored program computer.
It's exactly what you'd expect. A reprint of the paper.
It's hard going for a general reader, but if you persist, you begin to get a rudimentary understanding, and a glimpse of what happens when science makes a breakthrough.
The formulas are very difficult to read on the Kindle
This is a very general overview of communications theory that is not specific to either electronics nor to human communications, but more to describing information transfer concepts and metrics. To get the most of this book, you should have a fair memory of the concepts of differential and integral calculus but not more (e.g. differential equations).
This is a classic text - the text on communications theory that started a revolution in digital communications. The original Bell System Technical Journal papers by Shannon are included, which give credit to the work of R.V.L. Hartley and Harry Nyquist. It is available freely on the web, but this small format book with Weaver's article is a gem.
The seed book for all new field of science