A Mathematical Theory of Communication
by Claude Shannon
Number of pages: 79
The person who wrote this paper is the father of modern communication theory, Claude Shannon. In this seminal work Shannon presents results that were previously found nowhere else, and today many professors refer to it as the best exposition still on the subject of the mathematical limits on communication (such as bandwidth). Further, it laid the modern foundations for what is now coined Information Theory. Classic work.
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by Robert H. Schumann - arXiv
A short review of ideas in quantum information theory. Quantum mechanics is presented together with some useful tools for quantum mechanics of open systems. The treatment is pedagogical and suitable for beginning graduates in the field.
by Robert M. Gray - Information Systems Laboratory
The conditional rate-distortion function has proved useful in source coding problems involving the possession of side information. This book represents an early work on conditional rate distortion functions and related theory.
by David Feldman - College of the Atlantic
This e-book is a brief tutorial on information theory, excess entropy and statistical complexity. From the table of contents: Background in Information Theory; Entropy Density and Excess Entropy; Computational Mechanics.
by Keith Devlin - ESSLLI
An introductory, comparative account of three mathematical approaches to information: the classical quantitative theory of Claude Shannon, a qualitative theory developed by Fred Dretske, and a qualitative theory introduced by Barwise and Perry.