Prediction and Entropy of Printed English [ IN The Bell System Technical Journal, Volume XXX, No. 1, January 1951 ]. C. E. Shannon, Claude Elwood.
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Prediction and Entropy of Printed English [ IN The Bell System Technical Journal, Volume XXX, No. 1, January 1951 ]

New York: Bell Telephone Laboratories / American Telephone and Telegraph Company 1951. First Edition. 212 pages. 8vo. Original blue printed wrappers. Previous owner names (Mr. Carlson) and several other notations inked at top of front wrapper. The entire January 1951 issue of the Bell System Technical Journal, with the article by Claude Shannon on pp. 50-64. Shallow dampstaining to the top margins throughout in decreasing intensity. Light tanning to the covers, spine sunned (browned) but readable. Good. Wraps. [27855]


Claude Shannon was an American mathematician perhaps best known as the founder of the field of information theory. Shannon showed the theoretical and practical foundation for digital circuits (1938), the mathematical foundation for the internet (1948), Cryptology (Communication Theory in Secrecy Systems) and many other works. Shannon even wrote a paper on computer chess.

Shannon's Collected Papers #69. Reprinted in D. Slepian's Key papers in the Development of Information Theory. Not in Origins of Cyberspace.

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