Certain Results in Coding Theory for Noisy Channels [Bell Monograph]
New York: Bell Telephone Laboratories, Incorporated June 1958. Later printing. 20 pages. 10 5/8 x 8 3/8 inches. Publisher's light blue and grey printed stapled wrappers. Five holes punched at the spine, as issued. Lightly worn with sun fading at the extremities and soiling to the lower-left corner. Near Fine. Wraps. 
"In this paper, we will develop certain extensions and refinements of coding theory for noisy communication channels. First, a refinement of the argument based on 'random' coding will be used to obtain an upper bound on the probability of error for an optimal code in the memoryless finite discrete channel. Next, an equation is obtained for the capacity of a finite state channel when the state can be calculated at both transmitting and receiving terminals. An analysis is also made of the more complex case where the state is calculable at the transmitting point but not necessarily at the receiving point" (abstract)
"Information and Control," Vol 1 pp. 6-25, September 1957 first published this paper. An offprint from that journal is known. Here offered as a reprint from the Bell System Monograph series (#2982: June 1958).
PROVENANCE: The personal files of Claude E. Shannon (unmarked). There were multiple examples of this item in Claude Shannon's files.
Sloane and Wyner, "Claude Elwood Shannon Collected Papers," #111
Hook and Norman, "Origins of Cyberspace," #895
Reprinted in D. Slepian, editor, "Key Papers in the Development of Information Theory," IEEE Press, NY, 1974, pp 124-129
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